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Top Three New Viruses To Be Aware Of

Yesterday I got a mail from Zone Alarm security bulletin informing me about three new type of viruses to be aware of. They are quite interesting.

twitter virus

1.Conficker Virus:

Conficker sends out email spam without the PC owner's knowledge. In addition, Conficker uses pop-ups to warn of PC infection and offers fake antivirus software, called 'SpywareProtect2009' at a price of $49.95. If purchased, credit card information is stolen and the virus downloads even more malicious software.

2.Twitter Virus:

Social networking is not safe from security threats. A new virus recently detected targets Twitter, the micro-blogging website.

3.Swine Flu Phishing Attacks:

There are an increasing number of reports regarding the swine flu and email scams. Unsolicited email messages are being sent with subject lines related to swine flu so recipients will open and click on harmful links or malicious attachments aimed at infecting PCs.

Things you can do to protect yourself from these virus attacks:

  • Beware of swine flu related emails and subject lines
  • Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages
  • Maintain up-to-date antivirus software

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 written by

3 Responses to "Top Three New Viruses To Be Aware Of"

Dr. Internet

May 6, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Thanks for the information dude!
One more thing, what anti-virus do you use?
Because, AVG free is creating problem recently.

Ankit Agrawal

May 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM

@Dr.Internet

Nowdays Avast is performing great... Using it from a year with comodo firewall.. system is working great with no infections..

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May 20, 2009 at 11:36 PM

First of all , Thanks for this Information.
Second, Avast is really Working Good and the only thing is Update it daily. It will minimize the risk of Virus.