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Computer viruses and spyware / the most dangerous virus
« Last post by Phoebe75 on September 19, 2023, 09:16:55 AM »
As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, there were several dangerous computer viruses, malware, and ransomware circulating. However, the landscape of computer threats is constantly evolving, so the most dangerous virus can change over time. Here are a few examples of highly dangerous viruses and malware that were prominent up to 2021:

WannaCry: This ransomware spread rapidly in 2017, encrypting files on Windows computers and demanding a ransom for decryption. It caused widespread disruptions, especially in healthcare systems.

Conficker: This worm, first detected in 2008, exploited vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems to create a massive botnet. It's estimated that millions of computers were infected.

Mydoom: This email worm, which emerged in 2004, was one of the fastest-spreading ever. It was used for sending spam and launching denial-of-service attacks.

Stuxnet: Discovered in 2010, Stuxnet was a highly sophisticated worm that specifically targeted supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. It was allegedly developed by nation-states to disrupt Iran's nuclear program.

Zeus/Zbot: This banking trojan has been responsible for stealing sensitive financial information from millions of victims worldwide. It's been used in various cybercriminal operations.

NotPetya/ExPetr/Petya: These ransomware attacks, which started in 2016, spread quickly and caused massive disruptions, especially in Ukraine. They were later attributed to state-sponsored actors.

Emotet: Originally a banking trojan, Emotet evolved into a powerful malware delivery service. It was often used to distribute other malware, such as TrickBot and Ryuk ransomware.

Please keep in mind that new threats may have emerged since my last update. To protect your computer from viruses and malware, it's crucial to maintain up-to-date antivirus software, regularly apply security patches, use strong, unique passwords, and exercise caution when clicking on links or downloading files from unknown sources. Additionally, consider creating backups of important data to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks.


Computer software / Re: Question about a firewall on guest OS in Virtual Machine
« Last post by TheWaffle on September 17, 2023, 12:10:21 PM »
You probably still want it on...
Other / Re: Happy Birthday David Lembke ! !
« Last post by glathem40 on September 15, 2023, 09:48:37 AM »
Happy Happy!
Other / Re: Happy Birthday David Lembke ! !
« Last post by Allan on September 15, 2023, 09:03:07 AM »
Wait a second. Didn't you just have a birthday like a year ago? :D :D

Happy Birthday Dave
Other / Happy Birthday David Lembke ! !
« Last post by patio on September 15, 2023, 06:04:17 AM »
Have a Great One....
Other / I often wonder what other people find must usefull to download to their computer
« Last post by grounded on September 14, 2023, 07:08:18 PM »
 The two most useful downloads on my computer are Grammarly.com and Metvuw.com I would be interested to hear what gems you guys have discovered that make your life more interesting, I am not talking about normal bookmarks or your favourite websites. I look forward to your replies. ;D
The Norton app may not load right away and Windows sends that notification. As long as you are sure it's loading, you can disable that message.
Recently at Startup in Windows Notifications I get the message Check Antivirus Protection.

I am running Windows Ten Pro Build 10.0.19045.3324


Check Virus Protection

Microsoft Defender and multiple other Antivirus Apps are turned off.

Tap or Click to see Installed Antivirus Apps.

If I then click on it it says:

Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Turned off.

Spybot Search and Destroy - Turned Off even though this time its showing in the task bar.

Norton 360 - Turned On

Any ideas? Ta :)
Other / Problem With TP Link Adapters
« Last post by laserbeam on September 12, 2023, 02:13:11 AM »
During a recent problem with my printer I unplugged the TP Link adapter connected to the router and  now the middle LED is not lit and I have forgotten how to pair them again the model number is TL-PA8010P.Any advice would be appreciated.Thanks
Other / Re: Save Icon dissapeared
« Last post by laserbeam on September 12, 2023, 02:05:28 AM »
I have now sortred this problem out but thanks for the advice
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