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A delayed computer virus propagation model and its dynamics
journal contributionposted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Ren, X Yang, Luxing YangLuxing Yang, Y Xu, F Yang
In this paper, we propose a delayed computer virus propagation model and study its dynamic behaviors. First, we give the threshold value R0determining whether the virus dies out completely. Second, we study the local asymptotic stability of the equilibria of this model and it is found that, depending on the time delays, a Hopf bifurcation may occur in the model. Next, we prove that, if R0= 1, the virus-free equilibrium is globally attractive; and when R0< 1, it is globally asymptotically stable. Finally, a sufficient criterion for the global stability of the virus equilibrium is obtained.