Big Virus Coming!!

| April 6, 2008

What should you do if you get an email like this: BIG VIRUS COMING! PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair [...]

Viruses on the Internet

| February 4, 2008

There are over 10,000 known types of viruses, and countless variations. It has been estimated that as many as one-fourth of all computers connected to the Internet have been infected. Many of those infected machines are part of limited networks, such as a corporate, government, or educational networks, where one infected machine can quickly spread [...]

A Virus on your Computer

| February 3, 2008

What happens if a virus gets into your computer? There are a whole range of effects that malicious software can have once it gains access to your computer. The differences between a virus, a worm and a trojan horse are explained elsewhere, but for the purpose of this article, we will use the term virus [...]

What is a Virus, Worm, and Trojan Horse?

| February 2, 2008

Computer viruses, worms, and trojan horses are all malicious computer programs which get copied onto your computer without your knowledge. There are certain characteristics which differentiate them from each other, but they are all bad for you as a user and for the Internet as a whole. A computer virus is software that gets actively [...]

Safe Computing Practices

| February 1, 2008

Viruses and worms can create all sorts of havoc on your computer, from simple annoyance, to slowing your machine, to destroying your entire operating system. These effects may be their goal, or they may just be side effects of their true intention. Although viruses and worms have specific characteristics, their results can be the same, [...]

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