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.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 20, 2006
CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the industry's most advanced early detection security, has identified the following extremely dangerous category 9.9 computer virus for July 18, 2006:
CyberDefender Threat Level: 9.9 very high
Virus Filename: smss.exe
Date Discovered: 07/17/2006 17:23:00
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CyberDefender issues its CyberDefender Virus Alert regularly. This report highlights the most recent viruses plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet security dangers.
Currently one of the Internet's top risks includes a category 9.9 virus with the file name smss.exe. This type of computer virus is extremely dangerous and difficult to contain or remove.
CyberDefender's anti virus software beta is available as a free anti virus download at http://antivirus.cyberdefender.com/. CyberDefender AntiVirus(tm) 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 to are considered High risk and extremely dangerous. Typically these viruses log user activity and present a high risk of damage or distribution. These types of threats are difficult to contain and remove. They often use unauthorized, invisible installation, and in addition to logging keyboard activity and taking system snapshots, these High risk viruses may profile users and send confidential user data to remote servers.
CyberDefender’s automated threat protection and The Collaborative Internet Security Network(tm) 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 a virus 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." For a full report go to http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/v/virus.html
About CyberDefender Threat Central
Threat Central(tm) 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 also complements other security software, providing an additional layer of security on the desktop with the proven ability to catch attacks earlier.
CyberDefender was co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Gary Guseinov and Chief Information Officer Igor Barash 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.