Browsing articles in "Computer Viruses"
May 24, 2009

Virus Attacks FBI and U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. agencies forced to disconnect the Internet… read more.

May 19, 2009

New Malware Targets Small Businesses

Computers that are not connected to the Web are also in danger… read more.

May 18, 2009

Report: Users of Signature-Based Software Exposed to Malware

Scanners fail to identify majority of botnet…

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May 14, 2009

Pirated Windows 7 Spreads Botnet

Malware has infected 27,000 machines… read more.

May 13, 2009

Social Networks Users Have Higher Exposure to Malware

Social media risks are 10 times higher than email… read more

Nov 25, 2008

MySpace virus

Social networks are fast becoming a security hazard. Yet another virus, this time on MySpace. We expect anti virus vendors to add detection for it over the following 24 hours.

How the malware spreads is not clear as of yet, but the screen-shot below shows an example of how a popup windows shows up and asks you to download an XP update when you visit an affected profile page.

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Nov 4, 2008
Valerie Hayworth

New Reimage.com Technology Beats AntiViruses and More…

We had a lot of fun with this experiment. We went to all the nastiest sites and engaged in the most dubious on-line activities. A few days on, the PC ground to halt with so many nasty viruses, trojans, malware and corruption that we thought the time was right to initiate the experiment. Pitching Reimage against multiple anti viruses, registry cleaners and spyware removal programs, here are the results:

Oct 16, 2008

AntiVirus 2009 – Don’t feed the beast!

Anti-Virus 2009 nearly swindles another helpless victim! Reimage’s R&D Director’s girlfriend was saved from paying the ransom!

A long, long, time ago, a computer virus was a program that would delete some files, format your disk and generally vandalize your PC. Nowadays, viruses are about making $$$. Viruses have become a $14 billion Dollar industry that is all about stealing your money with bogus software or generate traffic to websites.