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Originally posted by KATSUO
it has been my theory for a very long time that viruses are made by 3 groups..
33%mac (and mac users).. obvious reasons.. lol
33%.paid. anti-virus companies.. (not the free ones.. what do they gain)
and 33% bored hackers who want to make their hacker names known to the hacker communities.
Originally posted by GEORGETHEGREEK
should allow a 50% for various government agencies and redo the math.....
They produce a small virus/trojan whatever it is I need and we test it, and then develop an Anti-Virus code to go along with it, which we patch into our program to prevent any outside sources that are similar in code from entering.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Kaifan
Umms that would be in response to what we call generic footprints. And yes they do exist, not all codes for these types of things are unique, most software is created with the same idea in mind, they may try to hide in different places and execute differently but in the end they are all trying to get to the same result, that is what we attempt to prevent.
I dont' really care if I get spyware on my network, what I care about is if it can be activated and used and usually the answer is no.
I will agree that most Trojans are unique because they are mostly worked on by groups and not any one individual (the good ones anyway) so my idea of preventing those does not work very well, however patches for malicious software is usually created very quickly by other companies to deal with the problems.
I've acquired my businesses by creating them. I am a Network Engineer, were not you're run of the mill IT firm, we deal government and business contracts.
Originally posted by cropmuncher
I think your probably right, it makes no sense for some geeks to make all of the viruses as they have nothing to gain.
Originally posted by Sgoat74
I am dealing with this exact issue. My youngest child clicked on a ad for AC360 which is supposed tobe like a Nortons antivirus software. This Ac360 has inbedded its self in my computer and the only way I can get the pop ups and screen freezing to stop is to access MS task manager & shut it down like a program. I have tried removing this through the uninstall programs menu but it is hiding or not in there!!!!