Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2006
CyberDefender has identified the following moderately dangerous category 4.6 and 4.2 spyware for May 12, 2006:
CyberDefender Threat Level: 4.6 MODERATE
Spyware filename: taskdir.exe.u~
Date Discovered: 5/11/2006 06:43:00
CyberDefender Threat Level: 4.2 MODERATE
Spyware Filename: svchost.exe.u~
Spyware: Date Discovered: 5/11/2006 15:25:00
For real-time observation of this virus and other threats go to: http://www.cyberdefender.com/internet-security-threats/virus-alerts.html
CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the security developer with the industry's most advanced early defense technology, issues its CyberDefender Spyware Alert regularly. This report highlights the most recent spyware plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet security dangers.
CyberDefender AntiSpyware(tm) 2006 monitors computers constantly, using early defense technology. Every PC on the CyberDefender network is on the lookout for suspicious files and reports them to Threat Central(tm).
CyberDefender's Threat Central(tm) 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. AntiSpyware 2006 is compatible with all other major anti-spyware products, so users can easily add another layer of spyware detection that catches spyware faster. CyberDefender's anti spyware software is available at http://antispyware.cyberdefender.com/
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 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 more than 10 times faster, on average, than conventional anti spyware software vendors.
About Spyware Attacks
Webopedia defines spyware 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 Threat Central
Threat Central and CyberDefender's Collaborative Internet Security Network(tm) together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with real-time spyware alerts that notify them of potentially harmful activities that may have an effect on the safety of their personal data. 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 spyware 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 the first company to provide early warning and defense against Internet attacks using a secure high-speed client-to-client relay network. As a result, fast moving threats are updated in about an hour, as opposed to 12 hours or more for existing security providers. CyberDefender works great by itself, providing the first line of defense against spyware, phishing, viruses and worse. CyberDefender also complements other security software, providing an additional layer of security on the desktop with the proven ability to catch attacks earlier.
CyberDefender began operations in August 2003. Its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers. The new CyberDefender technology was implemented in 2005 and products using the technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar 2006 (free Internet security) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006 (spyware remover), with additional Internet security suite products slated for release during 2006.