Global bifurcation of a novel computer virus propagation model

Jianguo Ren*, Yonghong Xu, Jiming LIU

*Corresponding author for this work

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In a recent paper by J. Ren et al. (2012), a novel computer virus propagation model under the effect of the antivirus ability in a real network is established. The analysis there only partially uncovers the dynamics behaviors of virus spread over the network in the case where around bifurcation is local. In the present paper, by mathematical analysis, it is further shown that, under appropriate parameter values, the model may undergo a global B-T bifurcation, and the curves of saddle-node bifurcation, Hopf bifurcation, and homoclinic bifurcation are obtained to illustrate the qualitative behaviors of virus propagation. On this basis, a collection of policies is recommended to prohibit the virus prevalence. To our knowledge, this is the first time the global bifurcation has been explored for the computer virus propagation. Theoretical results and corresponding suggestions may help us suppress or eliminate virus propagation in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number731856
JournalAbstract and Applied Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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