Complete Computer Virus / Hoax / Trojan / Worm Info

By David Woodsmall

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INDEX & VIRUS INFORMATION JUMP TABLE (Click ONCE on desired subject)

WHAT DO DO / HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED
COMPUTER SECURITY TUTORIALS - START HERE
Complete WINDOWS TIPS
REALLY COMPLETE COMPUTER SECURITY INFORMATION
Complete Slow Windows Computer & Slow Browser Fixes
REVIEWS OF VIRUS CHECKERS | 2014 | 2013 | RESEARCH YOUR VIRUS PROBLEM *** | ALERTS - SITES that LIST | ALERTS - NEWLY SEEN Malware | Anti-Virus-1 | Anti-Virus Software products | Anti-Virus Testers | 64-Bit Anti-Virus Programs (x64) | Articles, Virus, Etc. | AURORA exploit | BACKDOORS | Background Virus Info | Best Anti-Virus Suites | Blended Threats | BHOs - Browser Helper Objects | Books (Virus info) | BOOTKITS | BOOT VIRUSES | BredoLab botnet ("Official")(Facebook Virus) | BROWSER HIJACKING | Bugs / Recalls / Scams | CELL PHONE Vulnerabilities | CERT | CONFICKER / W32.Downadup | COOKIES | DISABLING SYSTEM RESTORE | DNS CHANGER VIRUS | DNS Changer Virus FIXERS | DOS - Denial of Service | EMAIL VIRUSES | ENCYCLOPEDIAS / SYMPTOMS | File Virus Checkers (upload it) | Firefox - I believe Firefox is a more secure web browser than Internet Explorer | FREE Virus Checkers | GLOSSARIES | Goner Virus - FASTED SPREADING - 12/2013 | GLURGES | GPS VIRUSES | GRAPHICS can run malicious code | HACKERS, ANTI | HiJackThis | HOAXES / LEGENDS / MYTHS | HOAXES, SPECIFIC | HOME SECURITY | HOSTS file - what it does, how to use it | SPECIFIC VIRUS INFO | INFO ABOUT COMPUTER VIRUSES| INSTANT MESSAGING (IM) ATTACKS| IPOD Viruses | KEY LOGGERS | LINUX Virus Checkers | LINUX VIRUSES | MACRO VIRUSES | MALWARE | Malware - Remove Specific | Malware - Remove Unknown | Malware - Other Removers | MOBILE VIRUSES | NAMES, NAMING CONVENTIONS | ENCYCLOPEDIAS / SYMPTOMS | Online BANKING | Online VIRUS CHECKERS | Over-Writing Viruses | OTHER RESOURCES| PALM PILOT Virus | PDA Viruses | PDF Viruses | PHARMING | PHISHING | Postcard Virus | PREVENTION TIPS | Privacy & Anonymous Web Surfing | Psyb0t or Bluepill Worm | RECOMMENDATIONS | REFERENCES | RESEARCH | RFID | REVIEWS OF VIRUS CHECKERS | 2013 | 2012 | ROOT-KITS | SCAMS, PROBLEMS & WARNINGS | SECURITY, CHECK IT | SECURITY PROBLEMS | SECURITY, SOLUTIONS | SIGNATURE UPDATES | SPAM | SPECIFIC VIRUS INFO | SPYWARE | SYMPTOMS - ENCYCLOPEDIAS of | TROJANS | TROJAN REMOVAL TOOLS | TROJANS, Current | TUTORIALS / Beginners Info | VANDALs | VIRUS CHECKING PROGRAMS, Other | Virus Melt removal | VIRUSES, RECENT | Viruses, REMOVAL | VIRUS SYMPTOMS | WEB BUGS | WEB / Internet Security | WireLurker (Apple) | WHITE PAPERS | WORMS - Information | WORMS, Recent Attacks | DARWIN AWARDS | NEW VIRUSES & MALWARE OUT THERE |

VIRUS ALERTS

WireLurker - Ipad and Iphone virus

Apple has blocked the infected apps so they won't run on a Mac or iOS. This will stop the attack temporarily Horrible WIRELURKER virus attacks iPads and iPhones - ALERT - Nov 2014

AURORA Exploit

Without a patch, The only way to stop Aurora exploit in IE is to disable JavaScript., OR use FireFox Aurora - exposes a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft IE (CVE-2010-0249) to install Trojans on large corporation networks. Microsoft DID issue an emergency patch for Aurora, on 1/21/2009 'Aurora' Exploit Retooled To Bypass Internet Explorer's DEP Security Threat Explorer - Symantec Symantec Security Response Trend Micros's Weekly Virus Report Virus Bulletin Security Focus Latest Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware CERT SANS Institute Information Security Reading Room NTBUGTRAQ (Bug Track) Archives AVIEWS - Anti-Virus Information & Early Warning System - Company Membership Virus & Malware page Computer Network Virus Security Forum - SecurityForumX Vmyths Panda Software's Q1/2005 antivirus report - Ftp/ZIP

COMPUTER VIRUS BACKGROUND INFO

Computer virus - Wikipedia What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans? - Symantec The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse Virus Primer - TrendMicro What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans? Malware, Spyware, Adware Or Trojan - What's the Fuss? #Beginner - Trojans, Viruses, and Worms The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse? Virus Trojans and Hoaxes\ MORE HIJACK THIS INFORMATION & SITES THAT ANALYZE HIJACKTHIS LOGS Background Virus Info - Wikipedia What is a computer virus? - Microsoft Virus Tutorial virus - whatis?.com F-Secure Security Information Center Howstuffworks "How Computer Viruses Work" What is virus? - Webopedia Computer Virus FAQ for New Users

REVIEWS OF THE BEST VIRUS CHECKERS (antivirus) and Others

2013 anti-Malware - CLICK HERE 2012 anti-Malware - CLICK HERE 2011 anti-Malware - CLICK HERE 2010 anti-Malware - CLICK HERE In 2010, 2009 & 2008, PCWorld rated Symantec Norton's 360 and Internet Security 2009 Suites as the NUMBER ONE RATED Security Suite. WARNING - WHEN MY (2009 & 2013) NORTON 360 EXPIRED, THEY WOULD NO LONGER EVEN RUN (as opposed to no longer getting updates). I FIND THIS COMPLETELY WRONG (my opinion). I CONSIDER NORTON 360 THE BEST ANTI-MALWARE (and I still use it). (I feel that it should just stop updating itself, while, of course, warning the user that that the protection is obsolete). This (not running after the expiration date) IMPLIES THAT YOU HAD BETTER PRINT OUT ANY ID/PASSWORDS THAT YOU HAVE IN NORTON'S IDENTITY SAFE BEFORE YOUR NORTON EXPIRES. In 2008, Norton (Symantec) (NAV) Security Suites quit being such a resource hog, and became almost the fastest, if not the fastest, reliable anti-virus, anti-malware scanner. I switched all of my computers back to Symantec. Symantec now has no problem with NVidia graphics cards (that I know of). but here is a synopisis of the 2009 Symantec proection suites- COURTESY PC MARCH 2009 WORLD (Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009): NUMBER ONE RATED Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 Detection Rootkit Rootkit Adware Sucessful False Positives backdoors, Detection Removal Detection Malware bots, Elimination trojans & spyware --------- --------- ------- --------- ----------- -------- 99% 95% 100% 97% 80% zero NUMBER TWO RATED BitDefender Internet Security 2009 Detection Rootkit Rootkit Adware Sucessful False Positives backdoors, Detection Removal Detection Malware bots, Elimination trojans & spyware --------- --------- ------- --------- ----------- -------- 97% 100% 100% 96% 70% One NUMBER NINE (last) RATED TrendMicro Internet Security Pro 2009 NOT PCworld recommended Detection Rootkit Rootkit Adware Sucessful False Positives backdoors, Detection Removal Detection Malware bots, Elimination trojans & spyware --------- --------- ------- --------- ----------- -------- 69% 95% 100% 68% 75% not mentioned Early 2008 Security Suite Ratings - PCWorld: #1 RATED Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 Price for use on up to three PCs: $70, PCW Rating: 84 Very Good, Performance: Very Good, Design: Very Good, Features: Superior Bottom Line 2008-2010: Norton offers solid performance, including the best behavior-based protection against unknown threats. Recent Antivirus Tests 2007 anti-virtus software report - anti-virus-software-review PC World's latest anti-Virus software Reviews Top Antivirus Tools (PC Magazine) Online Virus Checkers

ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE PRODUCTS

Find, Dedect and Remove Viruses

Unless specifically stated, I neither endorse nor "not endorse" these

Anti-Virus Tools -Download - Major Geeks ESET NOD32 - works with Creative Labs Sound Cards: Best Free Anti-Virus Software - techsupportalert.com ESET NOD32 home page Consider using NOD32 Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Software NOD32 Antivirus System 2.0 - PCMag NAV - Norton AntiVirus (Symantec): Note: I've had trouble with Creative Sound cards and NAV 2005 initialization. NAV home page NAV review - virus-software-review http://www.symantec.com/downloads/ BitDefender: The New Virus Fighters - PCworld March 2006 BitDefender review - virus-software-review PC-cillin: Trend Micro (TrendMicro's) PC-cillin review - virus-software-review AVG Anti-Virus: AVG Anti-Virus review - virus-software-review McAfee VirusScan: McAfee McAfee VirusScan review - virus-software-review F-Secure Anti-Virus: F-Secure Anti-Virus review - virus-software-review F-Prot for Windows: F-Prot for Windows review - virus-software-review F-Prot - from Frisk Software International F-Secure - free for DOS: F-Secure Anti-Virus for DOS Kaspersky: http://www.kaspersky.com/products Panda Anti-Virus: Panda Anti-Virus review - virus-software-review Panda Software AVAST!Pro: AVAST!Pro review - virus-software-review

ON-LINE VIRUS CHECKERS - Free?

NanoScan - online Malware/Virus scanner - recommended by PC Magazine Avast 4 Home Edition - free Avira AntiVir Personal Edition - free Hijack This - Run it, save the log, post the log for analysis MORE HIJACK THIS INFORMATION & SITES THAT ANALYZE HIJACKTHIS LOGS ThreatFire Anti-Virus - free - looks for behavior, rather than a virus signatures Trend Micro Housecall - free Symantec SPECIFIC Virus Removal Tools McAfee Virus Removal Tools for Lovsan, Klez & Bugbear Panda ActiveScan - REQUIRES the use of Internet Explorer CA Virus Scanner - REQUIRES the use of Internet Explorer kaspersky free virus scan of SEVERAL FILES, not the whole disk drive a lot of malware removal, along with viral/worm removal tools too. On-Line Virus Checkers SEE ALSO ONLINE MALWARE REMOVAL SCANNING / TOOLS

OTHER VIRUS CHECKING PROGRAMS

Best Free Anti-Virus Software - techsupportalert.com CWShredder - removes Cool Web Search variants (FREE) Trend Micro Offers Virus Scanning for Smart Phones

RESEARCH YOUR VIRUS PROBLEM

Norton/Symantec's Virus Info Search McAfee's Virus Information Library Trend Micro's Virus Encyclopedia Search Zone Labs Virus Information Center

More Virus Alert Information

NEWLY Discovered Viruses - McAfee CERT Advisories Virus Alerts - McAfee Virus Alerts Archive - McAfee Virus Calendar - when do they attack? - McAfee SARC - Virus Alerts SCAN THESE FILE EXTENSIONS FOR VIRUSES REMOVE THE WINDOWS VBS SCRIPTING HOST

NEWLY DISCOVERED VIRUSES & MALWARE

New virus spreads rapidly using text messages Do NOT open this one email. It's a virus FACEBOOK: Malicious IM/Messenger Msg of a ZIPped Java .JAR file infects your computer 'Goner' - Millions hit by computer virus - fastest-growing computer virus in history - 12/8/2013 A powerful new computer virus was today causing havoc with e-mail systems across the world. Experts described the virus, called Goner, as one of the fastest-spreading they had yet seen and warned computer users to immediately delete it if they received it. Alex Shipp, spokesman for anti-virus service MessageLabs, said: "It's spreading with tremendous speed and thousands of users in Britain have already been sent it. "The virus mass mails itself out through e-mail and attempts to destroy anti-virus software on computers, which could prove extremely problematic for those unfortunate enough to receive it." The infected e-mail has the word "Hi" as its subject and body text which reads "When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you. I am in a harry (sic), I promise you will love it." Its attachment is labelled "gone.scr." It was first detected this morning in the US but experts believe it was created in Europe. The US, the UK and France are the worst hit of the 17 countries affected so far. Mr Shipp said: "We had a handful of reports this morning but at mid-afternoon in the UK it went mad. We have had about 30,000 reports and the figure is rising." A criminal investigation has now been launched in an effort to track down the person responsible for the virus." - dailymail.co.uk Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-88046/New-virus-causes-havoc.html#ixzz2mxm2vI39 " Discovered: December 4, 2001 Updated: February 13, 2007 11:41:08 AM Also Known As: I-Worm.Goner [Kaspersky], W32/Goner@MM [McAfee], WORM_GONER.A [Trend], W32/Goner-A [Sophos], Win32.Goner.A [Computer Associ Type: Worm Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP Due to a decreased number of submissions, Symantec Security Response is downgrading W32.Goner.A@mm from a threat rating of Category 3 to Category 2. W32.Goner.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is written in Visual Basic. The worm has been compressed using a Portable Executable (PE) file compressor. The worm can spread its infection using the ICQ network as well as by email using Microsoft Outlook. If IRC is installed, this worm can also insert mIRC scripts that will enable the computer to be used in Denial of Service (DOS) attacks. The IRC channel used for ontrolling the worm is currently blocked, preventing this functionality." - Symantec/Norton CryptoLocker - Encrypts YOUR data and holes it for EXPENSIVE ransoms I recently got the PUP - BrowserSafeGuard and removed it Norton's Symantect does not believe that PUPs are Maleware, so it won't block them (as far as I know- It did not block this one for me). You can get a virus by using the F1 key AND Internet Explorer Energizer Battery USB charger blamed for backdoor Trojan Malware on Your cell phone may be sending your conversations to other people VIRUS MELT: How to remove Virus Melt (Uninstall Guide) - bleepingcomputer Virus Melt: How to Remove VirusMelt/Virus Melt (Removal) For XP/Vista Remove Virus Melt (Removal Instructions) - 411 on Spyware Virus Melt Malware Removal Report Virus Melt (VirusMelt) Remover at Spyware Removal Tools - removal-tool.com Remove Virus Melt - How to Quickly Perform a Virus Melt Removal Is anyone familiar with Virus Melt? - Norton Community How to remove Virus Melt rogue anti-spyware - remove-malware.net How do I remove Virus Melt? - Yahoo! Answers Remove Virus Melt (removal instructions) - NoVirusThanks.org Blog Spyware Techie - Virus Melt Removal Guide and Information CONFICKER: CONFICKER / W32.Downadup Worm - NASTY! Psyb0t or Bluepill Worm Anti-Virus-1: Sneaky New Virus (Anti-Virus-1) Spreads via Ads - eWeek.com was hacked NoScript probably would have prevented the above problem Anti-Virus-1 VirTrigger: Remove VirTrigger (Vir Trigger), AntiVirusTrigger, VirusTrigger ... WALED: Waled Malware is back again OTHERS: Keeping an Eye Out for the Sinowal Trojan CookieMonster Can Steal HTTPS Cookies - bank sites, travel sites, credit cards UPS/FedEx Delivery Failure Watch out for fake IRS e-mails Email purportedly from a private investigator investigating you New Storm Botnet Fourth of July Attack computer virus recently discovered on digital photo frame RINBOT - New computer virus attacks business networks Spyware Horror Story: Toxic Wine - A WINE Virus effecting Linux systems You've received a Postcard/Greetings Card from a Relative/Friend/Neighbor... Post card Virus - Snopes Storm Worm Hits Computers Around the World Zotob Worm Could Squirm on Windows XP

DISABLING SYSTEM RESTORE

Sometimes needed while eradicating stubborn viruses

Disabling System Restore

VIRUS NAMES/LISTS

CME provides single, common identifiers to new virus threats to reduce confusion Virus NAME CROSS REFERENCE Site Wild List

VIRUS ENCYCLOPEDIAS / SYMPTOMS

Latest Computer Viruses - Virus List - BitDefender Virus Encyclopedia Symptoms of Infection - Malware Help ORG Symantec's Virus Encyclopedia Viruslist.com - Virus Encyclopedia Trend-Micro - Threat Encyclopedia Trend Micro Virus Encyclopedia
McAfee's Virus Information Center McAfee Recent Virus Threats CA Virus Encyclopedia Browse Trend Micro Virus Encyclopedia (alternate URLs) Viruslist.com - Information About Viruses, Hackers and Spam AVG - Virus Encyclopia Anti-Virus Encyclopedia - ASK.com

VIRUS, MALWARE & SECURITY GLOSSARIES

Hoax/Legends - related definitions - Snopes Virus Glossary of Terms - McAfee McAfee Computer Glossary Security Glossary - Symantec NAV's Virus Glossary Glossary of Malware terms - Sophos GLOSSARY: technical terms about COMPUTER viruses,... - Panda Security CA Virus / Security Glossary Glossary of Security Related Terms Dictionary of Computer Security Terms Security Terms | LTS | Brandeis University Security / Computer Glossary - securitylex.org
Acronyms & Definitions - Technical PC/SAN/NAS/QA/Wireless/Linux/Network/Video/Pharma/WIN/Audio,...

HOAXES / MYTHS / LEGENDS

Urban Legends References - What's New - Snopes Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams - Hoax-Slayer Fraudulent e-mail claiming to contain fbi "intelligence bulletin no. 267" mythbusters Truth or Fiction Urban Legends, About Vmyths.com - Truth About Computer Virus Myths & Hoaxes Symantec Hoax Information McAfee Hoax Information Trend Micro Hoax Information Sophos Hoax Information F-Secure Hoax Information Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate | Emailscammers.com Hoax Encyclopedia - www.about.com Glurges - is the sending of inspirational tale, often false,... - Snopes Break the Chain (Email Hoaxes Hoaxbusters - the BIG LIST of Internet Hoaxes - NO affiliation with CIAC Hoax du Jour, including Health Hoaxes Virus Bulletin's Hoax Listings
American Cancer Society CHAIN LETTERS (about.com) Archive of Legends & Netlore - Urban Legends and Folklore Computer Virus MYTHS home page F-Secure's Anti-Virus HOAX warnings page Documents about computer virus MYTHS Hoaxkill service: Let's get rid of HOAXES now! Knowledge Base - Famous virus HOAXES Korova Multimedia & Hoax du Jour MiningCo - Urban Legends and Folkore (about.com) Virus Hoax Busters

HOAXES, SPECIFIC

Cars equipped with remote keyless entry systems can be unlocked via cell phone Symantec Security Response - Mobile Phone Virus Hoax Dog Flu George Carlin's Hurrican Rules (False, but I wish he'd said it) word "shit" comes from an acronym for "Ship High in Transit The !000 Email Address Protects Against Email Worms - HOAX BUGGLST HOAX

ARTICLES on CURRENT ROBLEMS

CURRENTLY SEEN / NEW MALWARE ALERTS Tests Find Security Programs Fooled by Attack Vector - PCworld - 3/9/2011 Waled Malware is back again Apparently Zone Alarm & other Malware Detectors are giving FALSE POSTIVES ABOUT: Win32.Trojan.Spy.Agent.kb Postcard virus still makeing the rounds take particular care not to confuse the "Virtual Card for You" hoax with the real "Postcard" virus VALENTINE's DAY (2/14/2008) STORM WORM 2 more kitty (storm worm) gone undetected by many scanner The Ubervirus Gozi Trojan leads to Russian data hoard - Log-in, account information of thousands compromised Tom Tom GPS can infect your computer - SCROLL DOWN TO: "Virus in your car" Viruses Attacking USB Devices More on: "Storm Worm" Blows Through the Internet Storm Worm Hits Computers Around the World SSL Evasion - Growing Crisis in Online Financial Transactions

VIRUS INFO, SPECIFIC

Sneaky New Virus (Anti-Virus-1) Spreads via Ads - eWeek.com was hacked NoScript probably would have prevented the above problem Anti-Virus-1

Win32.Trojan.Spy.Agent.kb - a nasty Keyboard Logger & Data Miner

APPARENTLY ZONE ALARM & OTHER MALWARE DETECTORS ARE GIVING FALSE POSITIVES ABOUT: Win32.Trojan.Spy.Agent.kb - (5/22/2008) AumHa Forums - View topic - Win32.Trojan.Spy.Agent.kb Lots of false positives reported after installation of XP SP3 AumHa Forums - View forum - HijackThis Logs OTHERS: Removing/Blocking MyDoom

VIRUS INFO and ARTICLES on COMPUTER ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE

COMPLETE LIST OF FILE SUFFIXES TO CHECK FOR VIRUSES Computer Virus Alerts, News, and Help - antisource General Virus Information - Symantec ICSA Labs Recommended books & publications about virii MYTHS (not my list) Symantec Security Response Aladdin Esafe - Virus Center (I don't know them) Virus Activity - Authentium

BACKDOORS

Virus, worms, trojans and backdoors How to Remove a Backdoor Trojan Computer Virus - eHow Viruses, Worms, Trojan horses, Phishing and Anti-virus Software MUCH More on Computer Backdoors - Click Here

BLENDED THREATS

Blended Threats combine various attributes of worms, Trojans, Viruses and other malicious code. By using multiple techniques, blended threats have a much better chance of spreading themselves than otherwise. What is a Blended Threat? - spywareadwareremoval.co.uk

BOOTKITS

Bootkits is Malware that is already in the product's flash card and therefore you product not only comes pre-infected, the malware can not be removed with flashing your BIOS. Some Digital Picture frames from China were purchased early in 2008, with malware already on the flash BIOS chip.

BOOT VIRUSES

Methods to Detect a Boot-Sector Virus How to Remove a Boot Sector Virus: 11 steps - wikiHow Boot sector virus repair

CELL PHONE VIRUSES & VULNERABILITIES - click here

EMAIL VIRUSES

Email virus Email - precautions to take

DNS CHANGER MALWARE - IMPORTANT

DNS CHANGER MALWARE MAY PREVENT YOUR COMPUTER FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET AFTER JULY 9, 2012 (If your computer is infected). The short story is, if your computer is infected, it has been looking at the wrong Internet site to get the correct Internet address. Bad guys caused this. The FBI put the bad guys out of business, but infected computers still point to bogus Internet sites. For a While the FBI was running the bogus sites to allow infected computers to correctly search the Internet, but this is TOO expensive, so the FBI is going to stop maintaining these bogus internet sites on July 9, 2012. After July 9, 2012, Infected computers will not be able to access the Internet, because they do not know the real location of the Internet web sites. There is a simple test that you can perform to see if your computer is one of the infected computers. DNSChanger is not the end of the world FBI Steps Up 'Internet Doomsday' Awareness Malware Campaign FBI says infected users must deal with DNS changer malware or risk losing Internet in July, 2012. FBI Warning: Computer DNS Changer Malware - PDF How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer? Click here (if you reside in the USA) to test for the DSN Virus Click here for GOOD DNS IP ADDRESSES FIXING the DNS CHANGER VIRUS UNfortunately, if your DNS is broken, you can't get to these sites 5 free tools to remove Alureon DNSChanger malware 1) McAfee Stringer Remove Alureon/ DNSChanger: Yes Platform: Windows Free http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx 2) Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller Remove Alureon/ DNSChanger: Yes Platform: Windows Free http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 3) Norton Power Eraser Remove Alureon/ DNSChanger: Yes Platform: Windows Free http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx 4) Trend Micro House Call Remove Alureon/ DNSChanger: Yes Platform: Windows Free http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 5) MacScan Remove Alureon/ DNSChanger: Yes Platform: Mac OS X Free for 30-days http://macscan.securemac.com/ Free Fast Public DNS Servers List FROM ABOVE SITE - USE THESE DNS IP ADDRESSES IF YOUR DNS ADDRESS IS WRONG: Free Public DNS Server - use these IP addresses for your DNS server address Google 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 Dnsadvantage 156.154.70.1 156.154.71.1 OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220 Norton 198.153.192.1 198.153.194.1 GTEI DNS (now Verizon) 4.2.2.1 4.2.2.2 4.2.2.3 4.2.2.4 4.2.2.5 4.2.2.6 ScrubIt 67.138.54.100 207.225.209.66 DNSChanger is not the end of the world FBI Steps Up 'Internet Doomsday' Awareness Malware Campaign FBI says infected users must deal with DNS changer malware or risk losing Internet in July, 2012. Gathered 04/21/2012: DNS CHANGER MALWARE MAY PREVENT YOUR COMPUTER FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET AFTER JULY 9, 2012 (If your computer is infected). The short story is, if your computer is infected, it has been looking at the wrong Internet site to get the correct Internet address. Bad guys caused this. The FBI put the bad guys out of business, but infected computers still point to bogus Internet sites. For a While the FBI was running the bogus sites to allow infected computers to correctly search the Internet, but this is TOO expensive, so the FBI is going to stop maintaining these bogus internet sites on July 9, 2012. After July 9, 2012, Infected computers will not be able to access the Internet, because they do not know the real location of the Internet web sites. There is a simple test that you can perform to see if your computer is one of the infected computers. FBI Warning: Computer DNS Changer Malware - PDF How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer? Click here (if you reside in the USA) to test for the DSN Virus

DOS Virus Checkers

F-PROT for DOS F-Secure Anti-Virus for DOS

FREE Virus Checkers

I don't know anything about these free virus checkers

Free vs. Fee: Free and Paid Antivirus Programs Compared - PCWorld - Jan 2011 I disagree with how this article makes the top free program look good (it is very good for a free checker, BUT look at the stats - compare against Norton's 360 - A big difference on found/blocked/removed stats, IN MY OPINION - Plus you want a very good real-time (real-world) checker). You also wnat an anti-Malware program (i.e., a security suite) rather than just an anti-virus program (again, opinion). Microsoft Security Essentials - FREE Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection FREE Threatfire 3.5 Protects Against New Malware Threats - PC World Free online ActiveScan 2.0 antivirus - requires ActiveX - Panda Security a-squared Web Malware Scanner McAfee Avert Stinger Free Virus Scan: Use ESET's Online Antivirus Scanner ewido - Free Downloadable Checker & Free online Scan Trend Micro - Housecall - requires ActiveX Download Malicious Software Removal Tool - Microsoft Families Cleaned by the Malicious Software Removal Tool Bit Defender - turn off any pop-up blockers Computer Associates - requires use of Internet Explorer? Trend Micro - Free Tools and Services Online special removers VirusTotal is a website that provides free checking of files for viruses Jotti's malware scan is a free, online - scans uploaded files - Javascript required Free Antivirus - PCmag Need Anti-virus Software? Try One of These - (Alwil's Avast & Grisoft's AVG - PC World Freebyte's Guide to Free Anti-Virus Software AntiVir PE - anti-virus scanner - Freeware Free avast! 4 Home Edition FREE ANTIVIRUS - PCmag says these two lack Real-Time Scanning: BitDefender 8 Free Edition ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.86.2

Free, single file (upload it) Virus Checkers

VirusTotal is a website that provides free checking of files for viruses JOTTI checks a single, uploaded file with 15 Virus Checkers: Jotti - scans an uploaded file with 15 virus checkers (free) See also ON-LINE Virus Checkers SEE ALSO THESE FREE MALWARE REMOVERS

GPS Viruses Can Infect Your Computer

Tom Tom GPS can infect your computer - SCROLL DOWN TO: "Virus in your car"

GRAPHICS (JPEGs) CAN RUN MALICIOUS CODE

Perrun Virus - can infect JPG files Perrun virus

INSTANT MESSAGING VIRUSES

Instant Messaging Attacks Click here for more IM Security information

IPOD VIRUSES

iPod Virus - Well, no, not really Apple - Support - Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows ... What's playing on an iPod near you? Apple and the Windows worm ... Bloggers dismayed at Apple's response to iPod virus | News.blog ... Windows virus worms onto some Apple iPods | CNET News.com Apple Matters | The iPod Virus: Apple Arrogance Microsoft scolds Apple for iPod virus quip Apple Blames Microsoft for iPod Virus Macworld: News: InfoWorld: Apple's iPod virus response draws fire Update: Excuses on iPod virus not credible | InfoWorld | News ... Howstuffworks "How can a Windows virus end up on an iPod?"

LINUX VIRUS CHECKERS

F-Prot is a free virus scanner that you can run under Linux. F-Prot - Runs on LINUX - Frisk Software International F-Secure Linux Client Security AVG for Linux Linux and Viruses Vexira Linux Antivirus Linux Virus List - ubuntu.com - 2010-04-26 First virus infects Linux - February 7, 1997

MACRO VIRUS

Define macro virus - a Whatis.com definition What is macro virus? - webopedia Macro Virus List - Symantec Disinfecting macro viruses - Sophos Avoiding Macro Viruses General information and history concerning macro viruses. Frequently Asked Questions About Word Macro Viruses - Microsoft VBA Emulation - A Viable Method of Macro Virus Detection? Trapping the Word's Most Prevalent (Macro) Viruses - White Paper Web Directory, Search and Links - Precise Pages

MOBILE VIRUSES

Mobile Viruses run on any mobile device, Blackberry, PDA, phone, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,... Mobile virus moves to new level First PC/phone crossover virus found Mystery surrounds PC-to-mobile virus Mobile viruses could score big at soccer World Cup Mobile Virus Spreads to the US - 2005 Mobile virus epidemics: don't panic CNN.com - Threat of mobile virus attack real Symantec Security Response - Mobile Phone Virus Hoax Details Emerge on the First Windows Mobile Virus Mosquitos Game virus' bites mobile phones Latest Skulls Trojan Foretells Risky Smart-Phone Future skulls trojan attacks Symbian phones Nokia 7610 Smartphones suffer Skulls attack - ruins the phone Cabir - This Time, Cell Phone Virus Is for Real Study: Mobile phones affect DNA in isolated cells SEE ALSO BLUETOOTH

OverWriting Viruses

Fortunately, overwriting viruses (OWVare rather rare. OWVs overwrite your good files with malware of some kind. Unfortunately, it may be a while before you discover that your file is corrupted, and you may not have a backup copy of the corrupted file.

PALM PILOT VIRUS

Pending...

PDA VIRUSES

RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Attachment Service PDF Distiller 'symWidths' Heap Overflow Vulnerability RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Attachment Service PDF Distiller 'bitmaps' Heap Overflow Vulnerability RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Attachment Service PDF Distiller Uninitialized Memory Vulnerability iPhone security flaw could give hackers "complete control" PDA Virus hits Pocket PC Devices Pda Virus Checker Resources - pda-reviewed Pda Virus Checker Resources Antivirus for Wireless and PDA viruses Protecting against the emerging threat of PDA viruses - PalmPower PC World - PDA Viruses Could Get Nasty PC World - PDA Virus Found in the Wild

PDF VIRUSES

New virus travels in PDF files - CNET News.com Computer Security & Viruses: virus, adobe pdf reader, adobe ... PDF Viruses on Technorati

RFID Security/Virus Problems

RFID Viruses and Worms Is Your Cat Infected with a Computer Virus? (via RFID) RFID - Emerging Security Threat #4 - Jim Raposa Click here for more RFID Information

TUTORIALS - Newbies - Beginner Information

End-User Security What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Computer Viruses and Worms - Don Pedro What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans? - Symantec COMPUTER SECURITY TUTORIALS - START HERE IF YOU ARE A NOVICE

VIRUS PREVENTION, TIPS

Remove the Windows Scripting Host Prevent Viruses From Disabling Your Protection Scrap Worms now a Reality - McAfee Microsoft File Type ".shs" can be used to destroy your system Read and follow my RECOMMENDATIONS Read & Follow PCworld's 10-step security plan

VIRUS RESEARCH

McAfee - Virus White Papers Semantic's Anti-Virus Research Center Virus Research

(anti-virus) SIGNATURE UPDATES

Symantec Corp. - Update Site Symantec Corp. - ALTERNATE Update Site

ANTI-VIRUS TESTERS

Virus Bulletin University of Hamburg's Virus Test Center AV-Test.org ICSA Labs Certification EICAR - European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research WildList Organization Virus Research Unit of the University Tampere in Finland

TROJANS

Some examples of Trojans are Backdoor, Donald Dick, Crack2000, Extacis, KillCMOS and Netbus. Trojans do not reproduce by infecting other files nor by self-replicating like worms. TROJANS / TROJAN HORSES - webopedia The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse FTP Trojan - webopedia Data Sending Trojans - webopedia Destructive Trojans - webopedia Proxy Trojans - webopedia security software disabler Trojans - webopedia denial-of-service attack (DoS) Trojans - webopedia Best Free Trojan Scanner/Trojan Removers - techsupportalert.com Two Downloadable Trojan Fighters - James Madason Univ. Trojans - Panda Software Trojan horse (computing) Sophos: Removing Trojans Trojan Database - Blackcode Ports used by known Trojans What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans? Trojans and Viruses in Computer Networking Viruses, Trojans and Worms #Beginner - Trojans, Viruses, and Worms Virus Trojans and Hoaxes The corporate threat posed by email trojans trojans horse virus Trojan Horse Attacks

ANTI-TROJAN SOFTWARE REVIEWS

Anti-trojan Software Reviews Gizmo Trojan Hunter Editors Choice: Best for most users (2007 - Gizmo) Ewido (now known as AVG anti-spyware) - TDS-3 - This product was discontinued by the developer on 22nd July, 2005 A Squared - Recommended The Cleaner - Recommended BOClean Tauscan - dated? Pest Patrol - deemed not as good for Trojans as more dedicated Trojan removers - Gizmo

CURRENT TROJANS

BredoLab botnet ("Oficla")(Facebook Virus) - Russian botnet / Trojan Horse

Trojan.Bredolab - Symantec BredoLab botnet - Wikipedia Threat Description: Trojan-Downloader:W32/Bredolab Encyclopedia entry: Win32/Bredolab - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Remove Bredolab, removal instructions BREDOLAB Revealed! - TrendMicro Bredolab botnet busted - Beyond The Beyond W32/Bredolab - Norman - Proactive IT security Suspected Bredolab worm mastermind arrested in Armenia ... Facebook password-reset spam is Bredolab botnet attack - ZDNet FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab: Bredolab - Severely Injured but ... OTHER CURRENT TROJANS: Energizer Battery USB charger blamed for backdoor Trojan Trojan.Pidief.H (from attack on Adobe software)- Removal - Symantec Verizon and Vodafone credit balance emails carry malware Fake Verizon 'balance-checker' is a Trojan Pushdo/Cutwail Trojoan/Spambot - A Little Known BIG Problem - 11/13/2009 Trojan lurks, waiting to steal admin passwords Mpack installs ultra-invisible Trojan MPack Trojan Attack Claims 10,000 Web Sites - 6/18/2007 Gozi Trojan Gozi Trojan leads to Russian data hoard - Log-in, account information of thousands compromised Peacomm Known TCP Computer Ports
Specially crafted JPEGs can run malicious code Trojan horse drives spam into cell phones Places that viruses and trojans hide on start up SPECIFIC TROJANS:

ANTI-TROJAN SOFTWARE REVIEWS

Anti-trojan Software Reviews Gizmo Trojan Hunter Editors Choice: Best for most users (2007 - Gizmo) Ewido (now known as AVG anti-spyware) - TDS-3 - This product was discontinued by the developer on 22nd July, 2005 A Squared - Recommended The Cleaner - Recommended BOClean Tauscan - dated? Pest Patrol - deemed not as good for Trojans as more dedicated Trojan removers - Gizmo

TROJAN REMOVAL TOOLS (Anti-Trojans)

NOTE - Unless you have software that detects the Trojan, How will you know that the Trojan was successfully deleted? a-squared Free - 4 Star rating a-squared scan and remove especially trojans and other malware such as worms, viruses, spyware, trackers, dialers, etc. Easy to use, quarantine and updates are available. TROJAN REMOVER 6.7.8 - Simply Super Software

Free 30 day trial, then $29 for lifetime. Trojan Remover 6.7.8 Build 2577 is an on-demand Trojan Horse and Internet Worm scanner targeted for removing pieces of computer Trojans that other spyware removers leave behind. VISTA compatible. Trojan Remover Update - FREE software download - 4 Star rating Trojan Remover 6.5.9 - FileForum Trojan Remover's Home Web Page Free Download - Trojan Remover 6.5.9 - Major Geeks Anti Trojan Elite 4.0.4 - Free software download - 1.5 Star (User) rating

VANDALs

Anti-Vandal Resource Center - Aladdin
ActiveX Vandals Hostile Active Code VANDALs in the News What are VANDALs?
Quicken/Chaos Vandal in Action - Lockpage Screen Shoot Quicken/Chaos Vandal in Action - Install Screen Shoot Quicken/Chaos Vandal in Action - Ueberweisung Screen Shoot

WEB BUGS = Web Beacons = Pixel Tags = Clear GIFs

Free Software to Detect Web Bugs *****
WEB BUGS = Web Beacons = Pixel Tags = Clear GIFs - Webpedia The Web Bug FAQ Anti Web bug privacy option in the new iPhone 3.0 Mail.app Web bugs - cnet Plague of web bugs descend on British sites - The Register Web privacy report finds widespread data sharing, Web bugs Web Bugs Can Make Your Privacy Sick Know Privacy Report: Google Web Bugs on 88% of Websites ... AOL using bugs, cookies to help target ads ** AOL Cookies, Web Bugs to Track Advertising ** Bug Busters Web Bugs monitor who is reading what ** Web Bug Report Web bug - Wikipedia Bugs that go through Computer Screens Reversal of fortune - tracking Web trackers - Web Bugs MS protects Mac but not Windows users with web bug mail firewall Web bugs draw interest of online traffic auditors Privacy Advocates Write Web Bug Rules Word documents susceptible to "Web bug" infestation Nearly undetectable tracking device raises concern
SEE ALSO: Privacy

WHITE PAPERS

White Papers - Symantec (NAV)
ActiveX and Java, Protection from Hostile Anti-Virus - Tips and Techniques Introduction to Computer Viruses and other Destructive Programs Trapping the Word's Most Prevalent (Macro) Viruses - White Paper

WORMS - INFORMATION

Microsoft puts the kibosh on Facebook worm Koobface Revised disabling AutoRun in Windows XP Turn OFF Autorun - Stop Worms From Automatically Spreading, Easily Removing Computer Worm Tutorials Computer worm - Wikipedia WORMS - webopedia The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans? #Beginner - Trojans, Viruses, and Worms The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse? Virus Trojans and Hoaxes\ viruses & worms - Security at Home - Protect your PC (Microsoft)

WORMS, RECENT ATTACKS

New worm creates botnet out of jailbroken iPhones (informally called "Duh" or "Ikee.B") Another iPhone worm - and this time it's malicious Hacked iPhones held hostage for 5 Euros These are cross-scripting - use NoScript to prevent the problem. 75% of people believe worm author did iPhone owners a favor Twitter shaken by worm attacks worm-madness-twitter twitter-users-warn-attack CONFICKER / W32.Downadup Worm - NASTY! VALENTINE's DAY STORM WORM: Be very careful opening ANY Valentine (2/14/2008) emails - VALENTINES's DAY Storm Worm Valentine's Day "Storm Worm" Virus Coming - Switched: Gadgets ... Warnings over Valentine's Day storm worm - News - Tech.co.uk SANS Internet Storm Center - Valentine's Storm Worm 2 more kitty (storm worm) gone undetected by many scanner More on: "Storm Worm" Blows Through the Internet Storm Worm Hits Computers Around the World W32.Fakerecy

(x64) 64-Bit Anti-Virus Programs

Eset's NOD32 does x64 Windows Alwil's free Avast 4.6 Home Edition does x64 Windows 64-Bit Coverage Coming Soon to most new anti-virus software releases

anti-HACKERS/HACKING (click here)

SECURITY PROBLEMS (click here)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS on COMPUTER VIRUSES - Click here

David Woodsmall's highly recommended Technical Book List

OTHER RESOURCES - Caveat Emptor

Virus Information - CSRC (NIST) SecureRoot Pda Virus Checker Resources Virus Resource Directory - fabseek semantic virus protection home page by home-alarm-review antivirussoftwarecenter

DARWIN AWARDS

Darwin Awards Darwin Awards Rules Darwinism For The Demented (the Worst of the Web)(about.com)

OTHER INFO

SEE ALSO:

ACRONYMS GLOSSARY ALMANACS / DICTIONARIES / ENCYCLOPEDIAS / GLOSSARIES Automobiles, 4x4, cars, tires, Financial, Fix-it, HDTV, Graphics, Movies, ETC ** BUGS/RECALLS/SCAMS,... Page Buses, other CLOSINGS: TRAFFIC, school, Businesses ** CONNECTORS DATABASE Info Digital - DVD, Music, Photography, Printers, Recording, Video Encryption, Compression, RFID, Smart Cards, AI, & Fuzzy Logic ETHERNET, 802.11x, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, isoEthernet FIBRE CHANNEL FIX-IT INFO GRAPHICS INFO HOAXES HOTEL/MOTEL INFO HOUSE & TAX INFO IP, IPsec, IPv4, IPv6, FCIP, iFCP, PPP, SoIP, TCP, TCP/IP, TOE, VoIP LEGACY computer LANGUAGES/Architectures MAPS MIDI NEWS - LINKS to NEWS - Current Technical NORTH CAROLINA INFO ORGANIZATIONS, Professional ** Messaging/BREW/J2ME/MMS/MMSC/PDA/Handhelds/PALM/SMS/Symbian/WinCE ** PERSONAL: airlines, cars, tires, Financial, Fix-it, HDTV, Graphics, Houses, Movies, ETC ** Programming, Agile, C, C++, Design, Algorithms, Patterns, OO, Refactoring, ADO QA REFERENCES REFERENCES (Currency, Encyclopedias, Postal rates,...) ** SAN / NAS / SATA / Storage / CIM / Device Discovery SCSI/ iSCSI / RAID / SAS / SMI-S SEARCH Secure Connections SECURITY PROBLEMS Smart Cards TECHNICAL INFO ** Testing/QA ** TOOLS (power, hand, wood) TIME, TIME ZONE INFO TRAFFIC ** TRAVEL INFO UML UNIX INFO UPGRADING/TROUBLESHOOTING PCs Virtualization VIRUS INFO VISTA WEATHER & TIME INFO Complete Web Development Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows 7 Windows 8 WINDOWS TIPS ** Wireless / PDA / Handhelds XP Info

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