Category: Computer

Recent Virus Alerts

When you attempt to access the task manager on your computer or the registry editor and you get an error message, or if you attempt to click on any of your drives, you receive an error message, or if you attempt to right click your mouse and get a message that talks about freedom, you have a virus. …

Protecting your computer against virus attacks

It is getting harder and harder to protect computers these days from viruses, spy ware, adware, Trojans, and worms. Malware is showing up in so many different ways, it can come from an email attachment, a corrupt website, or clicking on spam. True enough, viruses are growing in numbers and in power …

Virus Writers even Outsmarted Microsoft

In the world of cyber crime, people are really never sure who to trust anymore. They are afraid to open the simplest attachment, even if it is from someone that they know. People pretty much have to think twice or even three times before clicking anything including hyperlinks and opening a simple em…

Virus Vulnerability

Compare a highly disbursed and contagious computer virus to that of an unexpected epidemic of some viral strain in humans. It catches you off guard when you were not expecting it and were not prepared. You could not be prepared because you did not know what was even coming. There are distinct differ…

Viruses of yesterday and today

Back in time, but just a bit, computer virus writers relied heavily on boot sector viruses and executable viruses to get their kicks. Viruses were much more likely to replicate themselves once they were loaded into memory which kept them running in the background as long as the computer was on. Anot…

Why people write viruses

Computer viruses do not just show up out of the clear blue sky, someone has to actually sit down and write the codes for the virus and then test them to make sure that the virus spreads correctly and then they have to spread it. The person also has to decide in which manner they intend to spread the…

Ways that Anti Virus Programs are Coping with Viruses

Antivirus software companies are stumped as they are now left to have no other choice but to rebuild their product base. The virus writers are racing ahead which is causing anti virus companies to be left in a compromising position. Referring to Kakworm and Bubble boy, which are small scripts, which…

Virus Hackers use MySpace

Warnings are going out right and left about the interactive website, MySpace. Many viruses are being linked to this site and there are over a million daily users so this could potentially be a serious problem. It was only a matter of time before the hackers got to MySpace and seen what kind of damag…

Viruses Types and Examples

A virus acts on a computer just like it acts on the human body. When the human body gets a virus it is usually treated by a doctor and when the computer gets a virus, it too has to be treated. Again, comparing a computer to the human body, there are various types of viruses that can attack and each …

Firewalls Help Protect Against Viruses

Firewalls are used to protect your computer from offensive websites and potential hackers. They are a barrier that helps to protect your computer from destruction. In other words, it deciphers through everything that is coming into your computer from the internet and if something happens to get flag…