CyberDefender Virus Alert: CyberDefender Reports Two Category 5.8 and 5.7 High Risk and Highly Dangerous Computer Virus in Real-time

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CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection security, has identified highly dangerous category 5.8 and 5.7 very high risk computer viruses for September 8, 2006.

CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection security, has identified the following highly dangerous category 5.8 and 5.7 very high risk computer viruses for September 8, 2006:

CyberDefender Threat Level: 5.8 HIGH

Virus Filename: softupdate.ex~

Date Discovered: 09/08/2006 01:15:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: 5.7 HIGH

Virus Filename: SDBOT

Date Discovered: 09/08/2006 02:40:00

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 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 5.8 highly dangerous computer virus with the file name softupdate.ex~. This type of computer virus is highly dangerous, difficult to contain, and has the ability to profile users and send confidential user data to remote servers.

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 five to seven are considered High risk and very 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 much times faster, on average, than conventional anti virus software vendors.

About Virus Attacks

Webopedia defines 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, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection technology, is a privately-held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California with operations in Florida, Canada and India. The first company to provide early warning and defense against Internet attacks using a secure high-speed client-to-client relay network, CyberDefender’s technology and PC security applications provide an early line of defense against spyware, viruses, phishing and worse.

CyberDefender began operations in August 2003 and its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers. The company is managed by an experienced leadership team with the business acumen to help new technologies succeed in today’s marketplace and guide the company toward developing innovative products for customers worldwide. CyberDefender’s products using the early detection technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar(tm) (free anti-phishing protection) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006 (scanner and spyware remover), with a new line of Early Detection Center(tm) (EDC) security products slated for release during Q4, 2006. Beta for the EDC is available at http://edc.cyberdefender.com.

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