Antivirus and Security Alert: CyberDefender Reports Category 9.9 and 8.5 Very High Risk Computer Viruses

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CyberDefender Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection and Internet security tools, has identified the following dangerous category 9.9 and 8.5 extremely high risk computer viruses for January 15, 2007.

CyberDefender Corporation, the developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection and Internet security tools, has identified the following dangerous category 9.9 and 8.5 extremely high risk computer viruses for January 15, 2007.

CyberDefender Threat Level: 9.9 VERY HIGH

Virus Filename: scvhost.exe.u~

Date Discovered: 01/15/2009 09:47:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: 8.5 VERY HIGH

Virus Filename: j6407822.exe.~

Date Discovered: 01/13/2007 17:58:00

For real-time observation of this virus and other threats go to: http://www.cyberdefender.com/virus_alerts.html

CyberDefender issues AntiVirus and Security Alerts regularly. This report highlights the most recent viruses plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet identity theft. Currently one of the Internet's top risks includes a category 9.9 very high risk computer virus with the file name scvhost.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 using a free virus scan and by downloading a complimentary copy of CyberDefenderFREE(tm) 2.0, the best Internet security software here: http://www.cyberdefender.com/products.html

CyberDefender Universal Severity Scale(tm)

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 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 Center(tm)

The CyberDefender Early Alert Center and CyberDefender's Collaborative Internet Security Network(tm) 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 Early Alert Center's antivirus and security alerts are dynamic; adjusting in real-time as each threat evolves, providing users with the most up-to-date and accurate spyware detection and 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 PC security applications provide an early line of defense against spyware, viruses, 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) (free anti phishing protection), CyberDefender AntiSpyware(tm) 2006 (free spyware detection removal), CyberDefenderFREE(tm)(free Internet security tools) and CyberDefender Early Detection Center(tm) (best Internet security software).

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