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Re: Warning: Virus Season
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2009, 11:46:47 AM »
It's what different companies call it.

* Win32/Conficker.A (CA) <- http://www.ca.com/us/anti-virus.aspx
* W32.Downadup (Symantec) Norton/Symantec
* W32/Downadup.A (F-Secure) <- http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/security/
* Conficker.A (Panda) <- http://www.pandasecurity.com/infected_or_not/us/

And so on. The same infection may have multiple names. Depends on what scanner you are using.

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Re: Warning: Virus Season
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2009, 08:45:47 PM »
I wish antivirus companies would use a better naming system... it does *look* confusing to newer computer users.
But, its usually easy to search for... still, I wish they would also use universal names so that solutions could be found easier.


But, competition prevents this from happening.