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2013-06-06 23:36:40

OnlineVirusRepair.com launches quick removal tactic for new System Doctor 2014 virus, infecting thousands of computers. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Just when it seemed as if the plethora of computer infections had begun to slow down after the devastating FBI virus, a new virus has taken its place. Known as System Doctor 2014, this virus takes the disguise of legitimate anti-virus software in an effort to trick users into purchasing the full version of the software. After a...

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2009-04-01 15:10:00

The dreaded Conficker Internet worm became more aggressive in communicating with its creators on Wednesday, as the malicious code reached the April 1st trigger date upon which it was set to modify itself to become harder to stop.  However, wary computer security experts seem correct in their predictions that the effects would be subdued. Although the estimated 3 million to 12 million computers infected by Conficker were instructed to accelerate attempts to "phone home" for commands,...

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2009-01-20 11:25:00

Hackers may still have plans for the millions of computers infected by the Conficker virus, security experts said. Low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs without current security updates are still within the worms reach. The malicious program - also called Downadup or Kido - was first discovered in October 2008 and experts believe its spread appears to be leveling off. However, there are fears someone could easily take control of any and all of the 9.5 million PCs that have come under...

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2008-06-05 14:04:07

Scientists may have found a new way to combat the most dangerous form of computer virus.The method automatically detects within minutes when an Internet worm has infected a computer network.Network administrators can then isolate infected machines and hold them in quarantine for repairs.Ness Shroff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Networking and Communications at Ohio State University, and his colleagues describe their strategy in the current issue of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure...

2006-02-03 08:43:54

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A computer virus that was designed to start its malicious work on Friday did not cause the mayhem that was anticipated, computer security firms said. The worm, known as "Blackmal" and "Kama Sutra," hides inside email attachments and contains a time-activated payload due to execute on the third day of each month, first occurring on Friday. Once activated, the worm will try to spread itself, attempt to stop anti-worm software from running and try to delete all...

2006-02-03 08:21:33

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A computer virus that was designed to start its malicious work on Friday did not cause the mayhem that was anticipated, computer security firms said. The worm, known as "Blackmal" and "Kama Sutra," hides inside email attachments and contains a time-activated payload due to execute on the third day of each month, first occurring on Friday. Once activated, the worm will try to spread itself, attempt to stop anti-worm software from running and try to delete all...

2006-02-03 03:25:00

By Michael Kahn SAN FRANCISCO -- A destructive worm posing as a pornographic e-mail may already have infected hundreds of thousands of computers and could erase many everyday files on Friday, security experts warn. The "Kama Sutra" worm, which targets popular Microsoft Corp., Adobe Systems Inc. and ZIP files, is a threat because many users will not know the virus has infected their computers until it is too late, security experts said. They also estimate that the worm -- which spreads by...

2006-02-03 03:25:00

By Michael Kahn SAN FRANCISCO -- A destructive worm posing as a pornographic e-mail may already have infected hundreds of thousands of computers and could erase many everyday files on Friday, security experts warn. The "Kama Sutra" worm, which targets popular Microsoft Corp., Adobe Systems Inc. and ZIP files, is a threat because many users will not know the virus has infected their computers until it is too late, security experts said. They also estimate that the worm -- which spreads by...

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2005-07-07 14:08:45

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Prosecutors have asked for a two-year suspended jail sentence for the man who wrote the Sasser Internet worm that wreaked havoc in big businesses and homes worldwide last year, a German court said on Thursday. The court in the western town of Verden said the defense had argued for a one-year probation as a maximum sentence for 19-year-old Sven Jaschan, who has confessed to creating the worm and pleaded guilty to all charges. The prosecution also wants Jaschan to perform...


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