Viruses - Category
Viruses Related URLs: - An organization for independent anti-virus researchers to facilitate communication, collaboration, and public education. Publishes and links to many papers written by independent researchers. - A skeptical look at anti-virus protection. - Combines universities, industry, media, technical, security, and legal experts from civil and military government and law enforcement as well as privacy protection organizations whose objectives are to unite non-commercial efforts against writing and proliferation of malicious code like computer viruses or Trojan Horses, and against computer crime and fraud. - Various papers on computer viruses, computer security, and ethics. - Organization which maintains a list of computer viruses which are still found "in the wild". - Independent site with FAQs, papers, and other antivirus resources. - Multipart tutorial describes how computer viruses work. - Created to provide basic information about viruses. Links to major anti-virus companies, public services, software downloads, and updates. - Computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban beliefs, hysteria, and the implications of believing in them, with historical data, theories on the spread of virus myths, and descriptions of popular virus misconceptions. - 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.
- FAQs from the comp.virus newsgroup - Various research papers on computer viruses - Massive listing of tasks that may be running on a Windows system at startup, including tasks which may be created by viruses, worms, spyware, and trojans - Research papers on computer viruses written by Peter Szor. The site covers Windows viruses and worms and the development of polymorphic and metamorphic viruses. - Provides a standardized test file for signature based virus detection software. This file can be used to verify the correct operation of antivirus software without unnecessary exposure to viruses. - Advice for avoiding and recovering from computer virus infections, mostly for users of Microsoft Windows. Includes links to many free tools and other resources. - Massive collection of antivirus links and news. - Article with basic advice on virus prevention, and a primer on computer virus terminology. - News and technical articles on developments on viruses and anti-virus products. - Points out that Mydoom was so damaging only because so many individual net users were so unprotected despite education efforts that apparently do not have any significant effect on user behavior. - Virus alerts, mailing list, and searchable descriptions of common viruses. - Virus information from makers of eTrust Antivirus (formerly known as InoculateIT). - Provides detailed information on viruses - A searchable database of virus descriptions, from the provider of F-Secure range of anti-virus software. - Up to date and in-depth descriptions of the most common viruses by Panda Software, makers of Panda Antivirus Platinum. - Contains details about latest virus alerts and wide spread virus information. - Trend Micro issues regular advisories regarding new viruses, including a guide to avoiding them in the first place. Site covers risk factor of the newest viruses. lists top ten virus and offers a security alert archive. - Permanently replenishing information about new viruses. Mechanisms of breeding and operation, detailed analysis of algorithms of viruses. Methods to guard against computer viruses. - Collects virus information from multiple anti-virus vendors, and the collected information is grouped and indexed. When certain conditions are met virus alerts are generated and can be emailed. - Project aimed at developing open source antivirus software comparable to current commercial offerings. - A weblog on computer security, viruses, worms, trojans and other types of malicious software by Costin G. Raiu. - Virus Encyclopedia site maintained by Symantec, makers of the popular Norton AntiVirus product.
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