Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2006
CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection technology and Internet security tools, has identified the following moderately dangerous category 5.0 spy ware plaguing Internet users for November 29, 2006:
CyberDefender Threat Level: 5.0 - MODERATE
Spyware Filename: 5.0 rundll32.exe.~
Date Discovered:11/29/2006 01:00:00
For real-time observation of this virus and other threats go to:http://www.cyberdefender.com/virus_alerts.html
CyberDefender issues its CyberDefender Spyware Alert regularly. This spyware detection report highlights the most recent spyware plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet identity theft.
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CyberDefender's Early Alert Center ranks threats from one to ten according to its Universal Severity Scale(tm) Threats rated above five are considered viruses while threats ranked below five are considered spyware or adware. Lightning-quick updating ensures users protection from new cyber-attacks faster than any other spyware removal tool. CyberDefenderFREE is compatible with all other major anti-spyware products, so users can easily add another layer of spyware detection that catches spyware faster.
CyberDefender Universal Severity Scale
Category 7-10 Very High
Category 5-7 High
Category 3-5 Moderate
Category 1-3 Low
Spyware rated by CyberDefender's Universal Severity Scale from three to five, are moderately dangerous. Typically these types of threats log user keyboard activity and take system snapshots. They may profile users and send confidential user data back to a remote server, and are nearly impossible to remove manually.
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 spyware software vendors.
About Spyware Attacks
Webopedia defines spy ware as "Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes." (full definition at http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/s/spyware.html)
About CyberDefender Early Alert Centerl
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, US bank 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) (free spyware removal), with a new line of Early Detection Center(tm)(EDC) security products slated for release during Q4, 2006.