Tuesday, 26 January, 2021

My Favorite Computer Virus

A virus is a piece of software that is able to spread from computer to computer, or from system to system. It is also responsible for damaging, slowing or corrupting a computer. A virus will often piggyback on a piece of software. So for example, if you download music or a video, then it may piggyback on that. Alternatively, you may receive a file attachment that you download from an email and have it piggyback on that.

Have and maintain healthy patch levels. Patch levels are various security applications or software that will fend off and kill Virus es before they have a chance to do damage. If you do run these daily, (have it set to do it automatically), you can save yourself from getting a lot of the bugs before they get you. Keep them up to date! A good anti-Avoin kirje provider will keep you posted as to needed up-dates.

Do not make an e-mail longer than it needs to be. Remember that reading an e-mail is harder than reading printed communications and a long e-mail can be very discouraging to read.

Many times a hoax will be sent with good intentions. For example, there was a warning in email about a virus that was called the “Deeyenda”. It has been circulating since 1995. The email says that the Deeyenda virus is known to the FCC and should be passed on.

Try another method. Click on the Start menu and go to Run. When the Run window opens, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ (without quotes and as is) and click on the OK button. When the Device Manager window opens up, click on the View tab, and select Show Hidden Device. Click on the ‘+’ sign next to all the devices listed. Locate ‘TDSSserv.sys’, right click on it, and select Disable to disable it. Do not click the Uninstall option as doing so will bring the infection back after rebooting the computer. Now that you have disabled ‘TDSSserv.sys’, update your antivirus, run a complete system scan for detecting and removing the virus. You can download and run an additional spyware removal tool like UnHack Me, Kasperky’s Tdsskiller, or Microsoft’s Windows Defender etc.

The West Nile Virus hoax causes encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. A horse that has contracted the virus might show signs of a fever, overall weakness, confusion, stumbling, lack of coordination, irritability, jumpiness, muscle twitching, and occasionally partial paralysis. Some horses show no signs of the virus, which can make detection difficult. In addition, fever by itself is not always a good sign.

This particular malicious software may be difficult to remove but there is an efficient way to do it. One way of doing it is by using the Safe mode program or the rkill program. These are backdoor programs in Windows that can access the processes and programs. They can kill processes and the applications that the virus runs on. Then, the virus is vulnerable enough to be deleted. The only downside is that the user has to have knowledge in running such programs. Since these are not the usual ones being used, it may be confusing to use.

You have taken care of the Trojan alright but to ensure that there is no repetition of the re entry once again, be always alert and see that the pop up blockers given by Google and Yahoo are on. Pop up blockers block out major virus entries, and most viruses enter the system with seemingly unassuming pop-ups flashing on your screen. It is great to remove Trojan virus but it is always safe and advisable to prevent its entry in the first place.