CyberDefender AntiVirus and Security Alert: CyberDefender Reports Extremely Dangerous Category 9.6 and 8.4 Computer Viruses

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CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection and Internet Security tools, has identified extremely dangerous category 9.6 and 8.4 very high risk and dangerous computer viruses for October 31, 2006.

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.

CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection and Internet Security tools, has identified the following extremely dangerous category 9.6 and 8.4 very high risk and dangerous computer viruses for October 31, 2006:

CyberDefender Threat Level: 9.6 very high

Virus Filename: mshosts.exe.u~

Date Discovered: 10/30/2006 12:55:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: 8.4 very high

Virus Filename: vakqolpf.exe.~

Date Discovered: 10/31/2006 03:33:00

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 AntiVirus and Security Alert regularly. This report highlights the most recent viruses plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet identity theft and other security dangers.

Currently one of the Internet's top risks includes a category 9.6 extremely high risk computer virus with the file name mshosts.exe.u~. This type of computer virus is extremely dangerous, logs user activity and presents a high risk of potential system damage or distribution.

Users can protect their computers from these attacks by downloading a complimentary copy of CyberDefenderFREE(tm), the best Internet security software here: http://www.cyberdefenderfree.com

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 a high risk computer virus logs user activity and presents 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 software or firewall programs.

CyberDefender's automated virus protection and The Collaborative Internet Security Network (tm) together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with free anti virus 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 Early Alert Central

The CyberDefender Early Alert Center(tm) and CyberDefender's Collaborative Internet Security Network together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with free Internet security tools. The early Alert Center 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 Early Alert Center antivirus and security alerts are dynamic; adjusting in real-time as each threat evolves, providing users with the most updated and accurate virus 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 Internet security tool applications provide an early line of defense against hijack spyware, viruses, malware, phishing, adware and other threats. CyberDefender began operations in August 2003 and its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers.

CyberDefender's computer Internet security products using the early detection technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar(tm) 2006 (free anti-phishing protection) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006(tm) (scanner and spyware killer), 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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