2004 Year of the 'SuperWorm'?

By Per Hansson ยท 4 replies
Jan 10, 2004
  1. Continuing the story Julio posted below Madeline Bennett from vnunet.com reports in a story by Hughes that "Virus writers have created secret P2P virus network" Pete Simpson, manager of ThreatLab at Clearswift says "It looks as though 2004 will be the year of the superworm".

    To read more see this link.

    We will of course try to keep you updated on any new threats during this year as soon as they emerge and also any new patches coming out from Microsoft.

    It would however be highly advisable that you purchase an Antivirus Program and keep it updated aswell as a firewall if you do not already have it.

    It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the Internet Storm Center and their daily updates.

    Source: ISC
  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,959   +217


    Good free client firewall: www.zonelabs.com

    Good free dedicated firewalls: www.ipcop.org and www.smoothwall.org

    Good free client Antivirus program: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php

    Good free online based virus scan: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    Good free online based security and virus scanner: http://www.symantec.com/cgi-bin/securitycheck.cgi

    Good free antivirus scanner that fits on a floppy, finds ~40 viruses: http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

    ***not free***

    Good Antivirus program vendors: www.f-secure.com and www.symantec.com and www.pandasoftware.com/

    Good firewall vendors: www.astaro.com and www.clavister.com

    Note: these are my personal recommendations that I do have experience with, better alternatives might be available.
  3. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    I use:
    Panda Antivirus Titanium
    Ad-Aware 6.0
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    and Norton's WinDoctor
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    To me this sounds like a bunch of New Year BS hipe spreading around :blackeye:
  5. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    Possibly, but it's never wrong to have a little security
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