CyberDefender Reports Highly Dangerous Level 9.9 Virus Attack in Real Time – Users Can Try Beta Version of CyberDefender AntiVirus 2006

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(PRWEB) March 23, 2006 – CyberDefender has identified the following virus attacks for March 23, 2006: CyberDefender Threat Level: 9.0 – VERY HIGH Virus Filename: qsecue.exe Date Discovered: 3/19/2006 16:50:00 CyberDefender Threat Level: 8.8 – VERY HIGH Virus Filename: microsotl.exe~ Date Discovered: 3/21/2006 15:11:00 CyberDefender Threat Level: 6.0 – HIGH Virus Filename: iexpiore.exe Date Discovered: 3/20/2006 07:30:00 For real-time observation of this virus and other threats go to: http://www.cyberdefender.com/internet-security-threats/threat-central-scale.html#4

CyberDefender has identified the following virus attacks for March 23, 2006:

CyberDefender Threat Level: 9.0 – VERY HIGH

Virus Filename: qsecue.exe

Date Discovered: 3/19/2006 16:50:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: 8.8 – VERY HIGH

Virus Filename: microsotl.exe~

Date Discovered: 3/21/2006 15:11:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: 6.0 – HIGH

Virus Filename: iexpiore.exe

Date Discovered: 3/20/2006 07:30:00

For real-time observation of this virus and other threats go to:

http://www.cyberdefender.com/internet-security-threats/threat-central-scale.html#4

CyberDefender™ Corporation, the security developer with the industry’s most advanced early defense technology, issues its CyberDefender Virus Alert regularly. This report highlights the most recent viruses plaguing Internet users and exposing them Internet security dangers.

Currently one of the Internet’s top risks includes a category 9.9 virus with the file name qsecue.exe. This type of computer virus is extremely dangerous and impossible to remove manually. CyberDefender’s anti virus software beta is available as a free anti virus download at http://antivirus.cyberdefender.com/. CyberDefender AntiVirus™ 2006 is compatible with all other major anti virus products, so users can easily add another layer of virus protection that catches viruses faster.

CyberDefender Universal Severity Scale

Category 7-10 Very High

Category 5-7 High

Category 3-5 Moderate

Category 1-3 Low

Viruses rated by CyberDefender’s Universal Severity Scale at seven to ten are considered Very High risk and very dangerous. Typically these viruses log user activity and present a high risk of data and system damage. These types of threats are difficult to contain and extremely difficult to remove. They often use unauthorized, invisible installation, and in addition to logging keyboard activity and taking system snapshots, these Very High risk viruses have the ability to disable anti-virus and anti-virus firewall programs, open communication ports, and send confidential user data to remote servers.

CyberDefender’s automated threat protection and The Collaborative Internet Security Network™ together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with threat definitions to protect against new attacks in less than an hour after discovery. This is estimated to be more than 10 times faster, on average, than conventional anti virus software vendors.

About Virus Attacks

Webopedia defines spyware as “A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Viruses can also replicate themselves. All computer viruses are manmade.” (full definition at http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/s/spyware.html)

About CyberDefender Threat Central

Threat Central and CyberDefender’s Collaborative Internet Security Network™ together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with Threat Central automatically analyzes threats and calculates the risk levels of suspicious files and processes. This expert system tests and ranks the threat on a Universal Severity Scale, and updates the CyberDefender threat database automatically. Because of this, the CyberDefender Threat Central virus alerts are dynamic, adjusting in real-time as each threat evolves, providing users with the most updated and accurate protection available. This threat assessment process is significantly faster than traditional methods.

About CyberDefender Corporation (http://www.cyberdefender.com)

CyberDefender Corporation is the first company to provide early warning and defense against Internet attacks using a secure high-speed client-to-client relay network. As a result, fast moving threats are updated in about an hour, as opposed to 12 hours or more for existing security providers. CyberDefender works great by itself, providing the first line of defense against spyware, phishing, viruses and worse. CyberDefender’s also complements other security software, providing an additional layer of security on the desktop with the proven ability to catch attacks earlier.

CyberDefender began operations in August 2003. Its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers. The new CyberDefender technology was implemented in 2005 and products using the technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar 2006 (free Internet security) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006 (spyware remover), with additional Internet security suite products slated for release during 2006.

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