News tagged with antivirus software

Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Internet
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Stuxnet virus could target many industries

(AP) -- A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Internet
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Huge computer worm Conficker stirring to life

(AP) -- The dreaded Conficker computer worm is stirring. Security experts say the worm's authors appear to be trying to build a big moneymaker, but not a cyber weapon of mass destruction as many people feared.

dateApr 09, 2009 in Internet
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A Q&A about the malicious software known as ransomware

Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user—an individual, small business, ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Security
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Glitch in antivirus software troubles PC users

(AP) -- Antivirus software cuts two ways. It's great at blocking known viruses, but it can sometimes misfire, mistakenly flagging clean files as malicious. That sends a computer into a tailspin trying to clean up stuff that's ...

dateJul 10, 2009 in Software
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