How can I learn about viruses spread over a network?

Joseph Videtto December 10, 2012

How can users protect themselves from viruses that are spread “over the network” – and what particular software components are compromised to enable this ?

Where can I read about historical viruses that have worked this way, and whether the user could have protected themselves and how?

  1. josemon maliakal
    December 11, 2012 at 4:00 am
  2. Jim Chambers
    December 11, 2012 at 1:38 am

    As well as antivirus, antimalware, firewall etc. you should keep your OS and apps uptodate. Microsoft Update keeps Microsoft OS and apps updated. You should also keep browsers, pdf readers, utilities etc. uptodate so security holes are filled as they are discovered.

  3. Naval Gupta
    December 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    5 Steps:
    1. Have a good anti virus program. Examples: Mcafee/Norton or AVG
    2. Have a firewall (win 7 has it's own and most other AV programs also offer firewall)
    3. Have an ad / trozon filter like Adaware
    4. Remove drive & folder shares on your pc and apply strong passwords
    5. Remove the inbuilt guest account and change all default passwords

    - Don't open attachments from unknown senders
    - Scan your pc periodically


  4. ha14
    December 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Protect the Network: Nine steps managers should take to stop virus attacks

    there are several type of virus like Macro Viruses, Multipartite Viruses (boot sector viruses and file viruses) which out in boot sector and spread to applications...others like Trojan horses they appear to do useful function but hides malicious program inside. More interesting are Worms a program that reproduces by copying itself from one system to another, usually over a network.

    To define a prevention plan you must identify all entry points (disk drive, external storage media, SMTP gateways, Internet, Wireless devices...) in your network through which a virus can attack.

  5. pp potana
    December 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    you can visit website of antivirus software like norton or kaspersky where they have database of known viruses till date.

  6. Douglas Mutay
    December 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

    check this computer virus timeline. You can find important information on your research.
    But virus a created almost everyday and it's impossible to have a complete history unless you want to spend some time reading over it in most of Antivirus security response websites.

  7. Sashritha Peiris
    December 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Try these websites,

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