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  List of computer viruses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To aid the fight against viruses and other malware many security advisory organizations and developers of anti-virus software compile and publish lists of viruses.
In terms of scope, there are two major variants: the list of "in-the-wild" viruses, which list viruses in active circulation, and lists of all known viruses, which also contain viruses believed not be in active circulation (also called "zoo viruses").
Daily viruses, A list of over 5400 virus definitions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_computer_viruses   (328 words)

  
 List of computer viruses: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In computer security technology, a virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents (for...
The sobig worm was a computer worm that infected millions of internet-connected, microsoft windows computers in august 2003....
Dabber is a computer worm that spreads through a vulnerability found in the sasser worm....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_computer_viruses.htm   (676 words)

  
 List of computer term etymologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Names of many computer terms, especially computer applications, often relate to the function they perform, e.g., a compiler is an application that compiles (programming language source code into the computer's machine language).
In 1946, she joined the Harvard Faculty at the Computation Laboratory where she traced an error in the Harvard Mark II to a moth trapped in a relay.
Kerberos - a computer network authentication protocol that is used by both Windows 2000 and Windows XP as their default authentication method.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_computer_term_etymologies   (4128 words)

  
 Introduction
Traditional methods of detecting and removing viruses, which rely upon expert analysis by humans and subsequent distribution of the cure to users, would be orders of magnitude too slow to deal with viruses that spread globally within days or hours.
The term ``computer virus'', coined by Adleman in the early 1980's [Cohen1987], is suggestive of strong analogies between computer viruses and their biological namesakes.
First, we will briefly describe what computer viruses are, how they replicate themselves, and why their presence in a system is undesirable.
www.research.ibm.com /antivirus/SciPapers/Kephart/IJCAI95/paper_distrib-node1.html   (695 words)

  
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Computer viruses typically copy their instructions to other programs; the other programs may continue to copy the instructions to more programs.
Computer viruses are so named because of their functional similarity to biological viruses, in that they can spread rapidly throughout a system.
Computer Security: The technological safeguards and management procedures that can be applied to computer hardware, programs, data, and facilities to assure the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of computer based resources and to assure that intended functions are performed without harmful side effects.
www.textfiles.com /virus/virusinf.vir   (1285 words)

  
 Are "Good" computer viruses still a bad idea?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Declaring some viruses as "good" and "beneficial" would just provide an excuse to the crowd of irresponsible virus writers to condone their activities and to claim that they are actually doing some kind of "research".
Tenth, such viruses are already widely being used as examples by the virus writers when they are trying to defend their irresponsible actions and to disguise them as legitimate research - thus the idea violates the responsibility condition too.
In this paper we listed the set of reasons why computer viruses are usually considered bad and emphasized that any self-replicating program that claims to be beneficial and non-malicious must not contradict the conditions expressed by those reasons.
vx.netlux.org /lib/static/vdat/eparegoo.htm   (10294 words)

  
 Computer Viruses and Genealogy Mailing Lists
To the uninformed and unprepared, computer viruses seem to be a frightening monster of hideous proportions.
Because of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding computer viruses, genealogy mailing list subscribers often start behaving as if the world were ending when confronted by a computer virus.
Computer viruses are (usually) malicious computer programs which run on your PC unbeknownst to you.
www.oz.net /~markhow/writing/bugs.htm   (1601 words)

  
 List of computer viruses: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To aid the fight against virus (virus: (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein) es and other malware (malware: malware (a portmanteau of "malicious software") is any software program developed...
For example, the second variation of the Sobig (Sobig: the sobig worm was a computer worm that infected millions of internet-connected,...
List of computer virus hoaxes (List of computer virus hoaxes: more facts about this subject)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/list_of_computer_viruses   (346 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: Computer viruses
Lists resources that might be useful for dealing with computer viruses, and contains guidance on all aspects of viruses.
List of resources that can be used to identify and deal with common Internet hoaxes and also real viruses.
Computer virus information service offering daily, monthly, and all-time virus activity graphs, virus to email ratios, monthly threat lists, and maps which illustrate the spread of major viruses in the past.
bubl.ac.uk /link/c/computerviruses.htm   (614 words)

  
 Antivirus Labs. List of computer new viruses
Ci sono virus del computer nuovi che vengono scoperti tutti i giorni, ma qualcuno di questi esiste solo nell'immaginazione del pubblico o della stampa.
If the program is not stopped, the computer’s processor will be placed in an nth-complexity infinite binary loop -which can severely damage the processor if left running that way too long.
It would become memory resident every time the computer is booted up and would infect any removable media, including floppies and Zip disks, that are put drives, by placing itself at the end of the disk and altering the boot sector to point to this code.
www.pubblinet.com /varie/hot/virus/viruslab.html   (3968 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Computer Viruses Work"
For example, experts estimate that the Mydoom worm infected approximately a quarter-million computers in a single day in January 2004.
Back in March 1999, the Melissa virus was so powerful that it forced Microsoft and a number of other very large companies to completely turn off their e-mail systems until the virus could be contained.
Viruses in general are on the wane, but occasionally a person finds a new way to create one, and that's when they make the news.
www.howstuffworks.com /virus.htm   (215 words)

  
 ~List Of Computer Viruses~ Everything you need to know about keeping your computer free of intruders can be found here ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
List of computer term etymologies - definition of List of computer term etym...
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87.yahantivirus.com /listofcomputerviruses   (921 words)

  
 WebUrb Papers - Tracking Computer Virus Incidents with WildList Organization International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anymore, it’s no longer lack of computer viruses to research and publish information about – rather; it is in keeping a product’s detection rate up-to-date with the seemingly constant stream of newly discovered viruses that has become the challenge.
Indeed very few of the enormous number of known computer viruses were actually seen spreading among the user population.
It is a list of computer viruses that all anti-virus vendors agree to call important to detect and repair.
papers.weburb.dk /archive/00000051   (454 words)

  
 Open Directory - Computers: Security: Malicious Software: Viruses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Computer Virus Myths - The canonical reference for computer virus myths, hoaxes, and urban legends.
Computer Viruses In Unix Networks - Paper which examines in detail the problem of computer viruses as they relate to Unix and Unix-like systems.
Examples of Malicious Computer Programs - Long essay that describes harm done by major computer viruses or worms, and discusses the nonexistent or lenient punishment for the authors or distributors of these malicious programs.
dmoz.org /Computers/Security/Malicious_Software/Viruses   (937 words)

  
 Virus Information - C S R C
Viruses are the colds and flus of computer security: ubiquitous, at times impossible to avoid despite the best efforts and often very costly to an organization's productivity.
On personal computers, install and use anti-virus software capable of scanning disks, attachments to email, files downloaded from the web, and documents generated by word processing and spreadsheet programs.
The WildList site provides a list of viruses that are currently loose "in the wild," or active and infecting systems at the current moment.
csrc.nist.gov /virus   (190 words)

  
 Information On Computer Viruses, Latest Computer Viruses, Preventing Computer Viruses, About Computer Viruses, Recent ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the deluge of computer viruses flooding the computer world today, information on computer viruses is a constantly fluctuating environment that can affect your computer productivity within moments.
For the latest information on computer viruses, including the most recent computer viruses and their destructive possibilities, turn to Smart Computing for our archive of virus information.
By arming your computer and preventing computer viruses before they attack, we will help you stay one step ahead of the latest virus outbreak.
www.smartcomputing.com /computer_viruses.asp?guid=   (267 words)

  
 McAfee - Virus Information
Find out which viruses are infecting PCs in your neighborhood and around the world.
Computer Worms are viruses that reside in the active memory of a computer and duplicate themselves.
Trojans are not viruses since they do not replicate, but Trojan horse programs can be just as destructive.
us.mcafee.com /virusInfo?http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/default.asp   (259 words)

  
 CERIAS - Computer Viruses
Normally a computer virus is made to do harm to a system.
Viruses R'nt Us A very good link containing information on viruses from what it is to jokes about them.
This page has a small archive of information on various viruses and information on their products and how to receive an evaluation copy of the products.
www.cerias.purdue.edu /about/history/coast_resources/computer_viruses   (1242 words)

  
 list of computer viruses Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The WildList, a list of computer viruses found in the wild and...
Organization which maintains a fairly comprehensive list of computer viruses which are still found "in the wild".
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computer.research-2000.com /directory/list-of-computer-viruses.html   (548 words)

  
 Dogpile - Web Search: Computer viruses
viruses found in the wild and reported by a diverse group of over 40 qualified volunteers, is made available free of charge by the organization.
computer operation, record, corrupt, or delete data, or spread themselves to other computers and throughout th...
viruses were contracted from users sharing data using floppy diskettes.
www.dogpile.co.uk /uk.dogpl/search/web/Computer+viruses   (294 words)

  
 Viruses Malicious Software Security Computers
- Long essay that describes harm done by major computer viruses or worms, and discusses the nonexistent or lenient punishment for the authors or distributors of these malicious programs.
- Organization which maintains a fairly comprehensive list of computer viruses which are still found "in the wild".
Detailed information on a number of older computer viruses, particularly for more obscure platforms.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Computers/Security/Malicious_Software/Viruses   (717 words)

  
 Top 10 List ~ New Computer Viruses!
Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.
Sixty percent of the PC's infected will lose 30 percent of their data 14 percent of the time (plus or minus a 3.5 percent margin of error).
The computer locks up, and the screen splits in half with the same message appearing on each side of the screen.
www.crazy-jokes.com /cgi-bin/2/jump.cgi?ID=225   (411 words)

  
 CERT/CC Computer Virus Resources
This document lists resources that might be useful for dealing with computer viruses.
The mission of the Wildlist Organization is to provide accurate, timely and comprehensive information about "In the Wild" computer viruses to both users and product developers.
The WildList, a list of computer viruses found in the wild and reported by a diverse group of over 40 qualified volunteers, is made available free of charge by the organization.
www.cert.org /other_sources/viruses.html   (630 words)

  
 US-CERT Virus Resources
If you are not familiar with computer viruses or do not know how to clean a computer virus from a computer, these FAQs are a good starting point.
This is useful for protecting system agains computer viruses since integrity checkers do not require updating signature files to detect computer viruses.
Since new viruses are created every day, it is important to keep your anti-virus product up to date.
www.us-cert.gov /other_sources/viruses.html   (692 words)

  
 VirusHumor.com - Funny Computer Virus Names
The Bin Laden virus and its spawned viruses are being seen less and less frequently and may be becoming extinct due to the spread of the George W. Bush virus.
It doubles the files on your hard drive while it states it is decreasing the number of files, increases the cost of your computer, taxes its CPU to maximum capacity, and then uses Quicken to access your bank accounts and deplete your balances.
It tells you it's going to inspect your computer for viruses, but then it just creates all sorts of text files filled with bureaucratic drivel, all the while displaying messages saying it needs more time.
www.virushumor.com   (4321 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Forum: Debugging Computers -- December 2003
I read a lot about vulnerabilities embedded in Web browser code that enable sending data through ports that are normally open and assumed to be safe by most firewalls.
Computer viruses and their even more dangerous cousin, worms, target vulnerabilities in computer software, causing a variety of programming problems and potentially major economic damages.
They answer your questions about the destructive nature of viruses and worms and what you can do to protect your computer.
www.pbs.org /newshour/forum/december03/worms-intro.html   (324 words)

  
 RTT Funny Stuff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After you buy your new computer, it maintains the course of your old computer.
FREUDIAN VIRUS - Your computer becomes obsessed with marrying its own part of the motherboard.
PONZI VIRUS - It logs onto your bank's computer and transfers $1 into the accounts of the owners of the last 10 computers it was on.
www.rt-tech.com /rtt/funny/viruslist.html   (1366 words)

  
 Virus Bulletin : Independent Malware Advice
Since 1989, Virus Bulletin has been dedicated to providing PC users with a regular source of uninfluenced, unbiased, independent intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack.
The VB conference provides a focus for the AV industry, representing an opportunity for experts in the anti-virus arena to share their research interests, discuss methods and technologies and set new standards, as well as meet with - and learn from - those who put their technologies into practice in the real world.
Feature-length articles exploring new developments in the fight against viruses.
www.virusbtn.com   (443 words)

  
 What is virus? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.
These programs periodically check your computer system for the best-known types of viruses.
It begins with a list of hot topics (new virus and virus products), and also provides links to virus alerts, an information database, references, submit virus samples, Macintosh viruses, and Symantec virus product information.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/v/virus.html   (729 words)

  
 Latest Computer Virus List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The following is the latest list of computer viruses that every one needs to be aware of.
Nothing in your computer works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.
Tells you about the other viruses and how bad they are.
www.kappa-psi.org /webmaster/viruslst.htm   (300 words)

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