Identifying Different Viruses!!

By waterproof
May 9, 2007
  1. ok i have a project for my IT class, we're studying about viruses(computers and how to prevent it if it comes on the computer), anyone can recommend me a site that has a index of viruses and the risks it poses and such.

    I need information of viruses from system sector virus, file virus and macro virus and a index of the names of the viruses and what thread, risks it poses!

  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265


    May I recommend the following sites. They have relatively large databases of malware, as well as legitimate files and windows processes that you conduct search in. (used by

    Bleeping Computer File database

    Often times, an infection can occur again not due to the incompetence of programs, but because of user habits. For some prevention tips, do check out this article.

    Your friendly Momok =)

    This thread is for the use of waterproofonly. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    google the file name helps a lot.. and gives many clues whether its a legit file or not. Also, AV companies like Sysmantec, AVG, etc have their own databases of virii and malwares they encounter, usually with full description and removal instructions...

    EDIT: Here's a guide that will help you somewhat.. just click on the links if you want more info on other subjects..
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