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Computer Virus

Computer Virus “A true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance.” Computer virus has now become widespread. It’s almost everywhere in every computer. It is one of the major problems of the computer users. Viruses are like the disease of the computer. Letting the virus in it can cause harm or even destroy all files stored in the computer. Virus infection costs millions even billions of money if virus penetrates into major servers like government database system...

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Truth and Lies About the Computer Virus

Lies About the Computer Virus Walk into any computer store today and there will be at least twenty or thirty computer virus programs. From the looks of it computer viruses have gotten out of hand and so has the business of stopping it. The computer user must cut through the media hype of apocoliptic viruses and shareware programs and discover the real facts. Before we even start the journey of exploring the computer virus we must first eliminate all the "fluff." The computer user needs to...

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Computer Virus

What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user. *Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation. *Computer virus is a harmful software program written intentionally to enter a computer without the user's permission or knowledge. It has the ability to replicate itself, thus continuing to spread....

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Trojan Virus

TROJAN HORSE VIRUS By: Kayla Adams Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................. 2 DEFINITON, HISTORY..................................................................................................................................... 3 PURPOSE, HOW TROJAN HORSE WORKS ...............................................................................................

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Anti-Virus

http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=485&p=3 {draw:frame} The information is in the 'Source system' and must reach the 'Destination system'. The source system could be a floppy disk and the destination system could be the hard disk of a computer, or the origin an ISP in which a message is stored and the destination, the Windows communication system in the client machine, Winsock. The information interpretation system varies depending on whether it is implemented in operating systems...

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Life Cycle of a Virus

Life Cycle of a Virus The life cycle of a virus begins when it is created and ends when it is completely eradicated. The following outline describes each stage: Creation Until recently, creating a virus required knowledge of a computer programming language. Today anyone with basic programming knowledge can create a virus. Typically, individuals who wish to cause widespread, random damage to computers create viruses. Replication Viruses typically replicate for a long period of time before they...

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Removal of Virus in USB Drives

How to remove Virus from USB Drives One of the ways by which a virus can infect your PC is through USB/Pen drives. Common viruses such as ’Ravmon’ , ‘New Folder.exe’, ‘Orkut is banned’ etc are spreading through USB drives. Most anti virus programs are unable to detect them and even if they do, in most cases they are unable to delete the file, only quarantine it. Here are the things which you can do if you want to remove such viruses from your USB drives. 1. Whenever you plug a USB drive in...

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Managing the Virus Hunters

the Virus Hunters Introduction: Symantec Corp. is a security software company, best known for its Norton antivirus. Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix, it is the market leader in security software. Its headquarters are located in Mountain View, California, U.S. and the company operates worldwide. Symantec hires over 18,000 employees and customers all around the globe. Their Response Lab, in Santa Monica, California, is called the “dirtiest network at Symantec” and is the place where the virus-hunters...

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Computer System: Security Threats and Defenses

thing about not having any kind of anti-virus protection can destroy a computer’s system. You need to have an anti-virus protection on the computer so that you know the information that is stored is safe and also know that the virus will not crash your system. There are different types of things that can harm your computer, such as malware, adware, spyware, Trojan, rootkits, backdoor, and etc. I would recommend having some kind of anti-virus on your computer so that nothing will happen, it’s not saying...

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Safeguarding Against Computer Virus

on the computer and the computer suddenly crashes ? Have you ever faced situations where, on inserting a floppy disk or flash disk, your computer fails to function properly? Have you ever faced situations in which , after running a software for example, your computer works slower than normal or you see unusual error messages? Have you ever come across situations in which you were unable to access the disk drives or you see distorted menus and dialog boxes? Well, if you have then your computer may have...

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