Viruses and Worms
|At some point during my technical life I latched on to this fascination
of viruses (virii) and worms. I often get referred to as a copy cat due to
the character in the movie The Net that collects viruses. I do have
two ideas to explain this interest in viruses.
1. When I first began really experimenting with computers I wanted to
be a cracker and write viruses.
My interest has turned into a obsession I collect viruses for the greater good such as this page. It helps me to help people remove them and HOPEFULLY prevent future infections. I've even begun learning *Crosses self * Visual Basic in order to help better understand VB Viruses and to assist in creating fixes. I had started a mailing list called Virus-Track to help those subscribers keep up to date of new viruses and worms as well as their respective fixes. BUT My hosting company did something and now it's gone! >:-O
Virus / Worm
|Lirva (Avril)||The most recent in a growing list celebrity tribute virii.||Lirva Removal tool (Symantec)|
|So Funny||A wonderful AOL password stealer. If you are running AOL it might be a good idea to read this||So Funny Removal Tool Version 1.0 (DruiD628)|
|Klez||New variant of an old virus||Klez Removal tool (Symantec)|
|Goner||This worm is used to basically allow for someone
to use your bandwidth for a denial of service attack on someone.
Worm is spread through email with subject line "Hi"
Goner Removal tool (Symantec)
|W32.MAGISTR||This is a virus that has recently come across my desktop -- ( a new one to add to the stash) -- It's pretty fowl mouthed and very DEADLY (will be up soon)|