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VIRUS PROTECTION AND REMOVAL V

 

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Books

Books which may be of use (a few of these are somewhat dated but still of some value for learning the basics):

Viruses Revealed
by
David Harley, Urs E. Gattiker, Robert Slade
Paperback-400 pages (August 2001) Osborne McGraw-Hill
Bigelow's Virus Troubleshooting Pocket Reference
by
Ken Dunham
Paperback-267 pages 1st edition (August 7, 2000) McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Malicious Mobile Code: Virus Protection for Windows (O'Reilly Computer Security)
by
Roger A. Grimes
Paperback-542 pages 1 Ed edition (August 2001) O'Reilly & Associates

E-mail Virus Protection Handbook: Protect your E-mail from Viruses, Tojan Horses, and Mobile Code Attacks
by
James Stanger
Paperback-476 pages (October 30, 2000) Syngress Media Inc

Virus Proof, 2nd Edition
by
Phil Schmauder
Paperback-350 pages 2nd Bk&cdr edition (July 20, 2000) Premier Press, Inc.

 

The Virus Creation Labs : A Journey into the Underground
by
George Smith
Paperback (December 1994) Amer Eagle Pubns

Slade Book Cover

Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses: How to Avoid Them, How to Get Rid of Them, and How to Get Help
by
Robert Slade
Paperback-422 pages 2nd Bk&Dk edition (June 1996) Springer Verlag

 

Computers Under Attack: Intruders, Worms, and Viruses
by
Peter J. Denning (Editor)
Paperback-13 pages (December 1990) Addison-Wesley

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A Short Course on Computer Viruses (Wiley Professional Computing)
by
Frederick B. Cohen
Paperback-288 pages 2nd edition (April 1994) John Wiley & Sons

No matter where you get your information, be certain you know the qualifications of the source. Something called the False Authority Syndrome often applies when it comes to virus information.

Summary

  • Anti-virus vendor sites are a good source of continuing information.
  • Follow discussions on the newsgroups with great care.
  • Know the qualifications of sources from which you get information.

 

Current Threats

Summaries of current threats are linked to this page.

Below are links to pages that describe some of the more common viruses and worms. These are presented more for their educational value as to what these beasts can do and (basically) how they do it. This is NOT a tutorial on how to write a virus, nor is it designed to be the quickest source of information about the latest virus/worm getting exposure in the press.

If you don't see the virus/worm you are looking for here please visit one of the anti-virus vendor sites and check their much more complete and up-to-date encyclopedias. Also, brief summaries of new viruses are placed into the Computer Knowledge monthly newsletter.

Here we have profiles for...

  • Back Orifice
    A backdoor Trojan.
  • CIH Spacefiller
    A file-infecting virus the press dubbed Chernobyl.
  • Kakworm
    Worm that exploits security vulnerabilities in IE and Outlook.
  • Laroux
    The most widespread Excel macro virus.
  • Love Letter
    Worm that sends itself as an attachment to E-mail.
  • Melissa
    The original widespread E-mail worm.
  • Nimda
    A worm with many infection techniques.
  • Pretty Park
    Trojan that can serve as a backdoor into your computer.
  • Stages
    An E-mail worm that is believed to be the first use of a scrap file to spread.

 

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