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PC Virus Strikes Against Systems of SNC Students

PC-virus assaults against Wisconsin, US based St. Norbert College are making several pupils at the college wonder overall. Snctimes.com reported this on February 8, 2011.

Actually, it was just before the concluding-year students' end semester when the panda virus crept into the systems of St. Norbert. The malware, after getting itself planted, became capable of causing destruction via many methods. It planted KW Music that's the original panda software, along with other viruses. Moreover, the browser icons too got altered on the computer screens owing to the virus in order that PC-operators could be taken onto some other website.

Telling the nature of the panda malware, Geoff Wild a Microcomputer Support Specialist said that it appeared to be an annoyance more than being one destructive piece of malware. Snctimes.com published this.

Soon, staff members of technology-aiding providers and Wild discovered that when students used flash drives, which they had previously plugged into infected PCs, the virus started disseminating all over the campus. Moreover, according to Wild, maintaining PCs sanitized involve a two-way system; consequently, he feels that it's also a responsibility of students for blocking PC viruses.

Therefore, students need to follow certain suggestions to keep themselves from getting attacked. 1stly, immediately when a student doubts his PC is infected with a virus he must disconnect the system from the larger computer network to which it may belong, along with disconnecting the same from the Net so the malware doesn't disseminate onto other systems.

2ndly, in case there's an anti-virus program on the student's computer, he must enable and execute it till his PC becomes fully clean. But if there's no anti-virus on his system, then he requires arranging one by downloading it online, obtaining it from an admin of networks, alternatively, if all of those fail then acquiring it from a vendor through mail.

Eventually, a PC-virus assault against PCs belonging to a United States college isn't something new. During April 2009, the scary Conficker virus crept into a system of the University of Utah, striking over 700 PCs as well as disseminating payload onto the systems of the University's 3 hospices.

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