Viruses at this period of time do not fit the current definition of life.
Much of the reasoning behind this is that we currently believe that all life must be made up of cells.
Also, many biologist/scientists say that viruses are not living because all they are is just chemicals carrying out their predefined chemistry.
Has anyone every considered the fact that cells, the supposed building blocks of life, themselves simply only carry out predefined chemical actions? All actions cells carry out are chemically driven, not consciously or spiritually driven. Cells do not make choices, they follow chemical directions present in their DNA and RNA. Viruses act very similarly, following the action transcribed in their DNA or RNA.
How can we really even draw a defined line of what life is?