The Truth About Recurring Computer Viruses

When a computer is infected with a virus, the owner hires Perth customer support to help fix the problem. The computer might be virus-free but it does not mean that the virus is no longer able to infect other computers or even the very same one. What is it with viruses that are like zombies that never die?

According to Symantec’s lead threat researcher, Candid Wueest, majority of the worms has the ability to spread on its own therefore they can be seen elsewhere. When a malicious program infects a computer, it searches the internet for other computers resembling the vulnerability shown by the host computer. As soon as a new host is found, it creates another copy that will further search for new targets and the cycle goes on.

Wueest has spent many years hunting for viruses and he explained that it only takes a small army of computers to spread the worm like wildfire. He said that one of the most active viruses going around is Conficker – it stuck to its first victim on November of 2008. During its prime, the worm was able to infect more than 15 million computers running on Windows operating system.

Confickeris also known to attack known organizations such as Greater Manchester Police, UK warships and the French navy among many others. These organizations were attacked during a time when they were still using Windows XP, a version of the Windows operating system. Due to the trouble it has caused, Microsoft decided to offer a bounty of $250,000 to whoever can point to the creators of the destructive virus. Up until this day, there is still no lead and the bounty remains unclaimed.

Conficker is not the only virus that is considered to be a zombie. According to a data from Symantec, there are still traces of the SillyFDC virus which started in 2007, the Virut which first attacked in 2006 and Sality which is a file infector that started spreading since 2003. Nowadays there are many professionals that offer Perth computer support to those whose computer has been infected with a virus. Furthermore, there is a wide array of anti-virus software in the market, both free and paid versions.