CyberDefender AntiVirus and Security Alert: CyberDefender Reports Category 7.0, 6.0 and 5.6 High Risk Computer Viruses

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CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection security and Internet security tools, has identified dangerous category 7.0, 6.0 and 5.6 high risk computer viruses for October 24, 2006

CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection security and Internet security tools, has identified the following dangerous category 7.0, 6.0 and 5.6 high risk computer viruses for October 24, 2006:

CyberDefender Threat Level: 7.0 very high

Virus Filename: winsmd.exe.up~

Date Discovered: 10/24/2006 08:41:00

CyberDefender Threat Level:6.0 high

Virus Filename: rundl132.exe

Date Discovered: 10/24/2006 13:38:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: 5.6 high

Virus Filename: Sdbot

Date Discovered: 10/24/2006 11:47:00

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

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

To protect your computer from these attacks, download a complimentary copy of CyberDefender Free Internet security software here:

http://www.cyberdefenderfree.com

CyberDefender issues its CyberDefender AntiVirus and Security Alert regularly. This Internet security tool is a report highlighting 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 7.0 very high risk computer virus with the file name winsmd.exe.up~. This type of computer virus is extremely dangerous, logs user activity and present a high risk of potential system damage or distribution.

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 extremely dangerous, while viruses rated 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 have the ability to disable some anti-virus or firewall programs. 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 antivirus and security 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 and best Internet security software. 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 hijack spyware, viruses, malware, phishing and other threats. CyberDefender began operations in August 2003 and its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers.

CyberDefender's products using the early detection technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar(tm) 2006 (free anti-phishing protection) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006tm (scanner and free spy ware 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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