Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2006 -–
CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection security, has identified the following category 6.1 highly dangerous computer virus for October 16, 2006:
CyberDefender Threat Level: 6.1 HIGH
Virus Filename: explorer.exe
Date Discovered: 10/16/2006 09:04:00
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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 6.1 high risk computer virus with the file name explorer.exe. This type of computer virus is highly dangerous, logs user activity and present a high risk of potential system damage or distribution.
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 highly dangerous. Typically these viruses log user activity and present a high risk of potential system damage or distribution. These types of threats are difficult to contain and often use unauthorized, invisible installation. In addition to logging keyboard activity and taking system snapshots, these high risk viruses may profile users, send confidential user data to remote servers, and removal is difficult.
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 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 is a privately-held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. 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 other threats.
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.