Examples of Computer Worms

There are literally thousands, if not millions of computer worms and viruses floating in cyberspace. They can hitch a ride with an incoming email or they can hide inside of a simple screensaver download. No matter where computer worms and viruses come from, the end result is the same – your computer will suffer some damage. Some of the damages cannot be repaired and others will disable or slow certain functions on your computer at the absolute worst times.

The best way to protect your system from computer worms is to keep your anti-virus software active 24/7/365. If you do not have virus protection, get it now. Hackers, disgruntled individuals, and even mischievous computer savvy teens are aggressive in their exploits, so you have to be aggressive as well. Below is a list of examples of computer worms and viruses. Click to read the full article on our website.

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Blaster Worm

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Worm Klez

Booger Worm

Peanut Worm

If you already have a computer worm or virus, you can try one of several free worm virus removal software downloads available on the web. It is important to make sure the download is from a trusted source. Hackers can masquerade as t good guys, so be careful. If you are running Windows, stick with Microsoft software downloads. Microsoft offers its “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” free of charge for its Windows operating system. The great thing about this free worm virus removal tool is that it updates once a month and reports if a worm virus or other malicious software is found.

Other computer worm virus removal tools include: Norton AntiVirus and McAfee Antivirus. These software programs are not free. It is important to note that while the Microsoft Software Removal Tool helps remove infections, it does not prevent them. If you want added security, it’s best to install Norton or McAfee as well. You can also install a top-notch virus protection program such as BitDefender or Kaspersky.

From Microsoft:

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software including Blaster Worm, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIR%\debug folder. Version 1.30 adds Win32/Allaple to the list of malicious software this tool detects.

You can download directly from the Microsoft website or Cnet.com.

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