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Computer Viruses ‘Taterf ‘and ‘Conficker’ Spread Unabated

According to security experts in the United States, computer worms 'Taterf' and 'Conficker' continue to attack vigorously even after a year has passed since their debut.

Eric Sites, Chief Technology Officer, Sunbelt Software (an antivirus company) said that it might not be possible to stop the viruses, but if only every user followed the best security practices, all viruses and worms could be eradicated, as reported by UPI on November 9, 2009.

The United States is experiencing a rise in viruses' potential to proliferate their Web-based robbery of passwords and personal information. There has been an incessant rise in the the distribution of fake security programs. All these critical evaluations become authentic when Microsoft, the software giant, revealed the numerous detections and removals of Taterf and Conficker from Windows-based PCs, rising 98.4% during the first half of 2009.

According to the security experts, the malware's infection proliferates through infected music players, memory sticks, camcorders, smart-phones and cameras when they are attached to the ports/USB (universal serial bus) of modern computers.

While law enforcement and security companies together are closely monitoring the malware situation, still both Taterf and Conficker continue to drastically escalate their Web-wide robbery.

The worms are proliferating with the maximum efficacy across corporate networks, emphasizing the fact that use of Internet for commercial purposes could be risky. In spite of the creation of the Internet some 40 years back for only data exchanges, organizations and enterprises are utilizing it more and more for businesses. Consequently, an ideal situation has been created for Taterf and Conficker to flourish.

Additionally, Conficker, which inflicted the Internet in early 2009, was found as extremely destructive; consequently, computer software and security companies formed a task-force for fighting it out. Taterf and Conficker have crept inside massive number of computers.

While Conficker is possibly one PC virus known by far the widest, yet systems keep getting contaminated with it. Evidently, during the year just after its emergence, the worm has been traced to spread to no less than 7 Million systems, security researchers say.

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» SPAMfighter News - 20-11-2009

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