Security Alerts for Viruses, Worms, Trojans - Updated Constantly!
Current Virus, Worms and Other Security Alerts
Below are the up-to-date, current security alerts from the two major manufacturers of virus and worm detection and removal products, Symantec (Norton) and McAffee:
What are Viruses and Worms?
Viruses are tiny computer programs, bits of code that usually install without your knowledge or consent, and degrade your computer's performance, often while using your computer to accomplish some negative goal, such as destroying your files, or sending out more copies of the virus through your email. These are the two main characteristics of a virus: 1. to accomplish some goal as a program and 2. to reproduce and spread itself.
And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive. We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!