With the new year in full swing, I wanted to give you all a head’s up on some of the most recent virus threats that have been lingering around. Now, if you have an antivirus program installed on your computer, you should be just fine. You are probably not at risk with any of these, but it never hurts to know the information that lies behind them. If you agree, continue reading!
The first one is called SpyLax and it is a virus that hinders a computer from detecting threats. It was discovered on January 10, 2007 (just this last Wednesday). The next goes by the title of W32.Mytob.RD@mm. This one is a mass mailing worm that takes advantage of computers that are protected with weak passwords. This was also found on January 10, 2007. Another found on the same date is W32.Kakavex. This threat acts as a file inspector, but instead spreads itself through executable files. It is also known to steal credit card information. The next one is called CurePCSolution and it was detected on January 9, 2007. This one also limits the detection of threats on a computer.
Trojan.Schoeberl.E is a Trojan horse that automatically lowers a computer’s security settings, among other things. This was also found on January 9, 2007. On the same date, W32.Fujacks!gen was discovered. It falls into the same family as the W32.Fujacks threats. The next three go under the name of Bloodhound.Exploit (115, 116 and 117) and they were all found on January 9, 2007 as well. These are all triggered by opening certain HTML files, e-mails or XLS files.
Those are just a few of the latest threats that have come to the attention of antivirus companies in the last few days. They all have been taken care of for the most part, but if you want more information on any of them, you can find that by searching for their names in any search engine. Now, go stay safe!