Moths to Bugs, Bugs on viruses, now what? Computer Viruses and Anti Virus Protection

Written by admin on December 10th, 2011

Article by Guen Miller

A historical timeline of computer viruses

1945 A moth trapped between relays in a Naval computer was discovered to be the cause of the problems of the computer. The navy commander then coined the terms “bug” to refer to problems with electrical appliances and “debug” to efforts to describe computer problems.

1949 A Hungarian scientist developed the theory of self-replicating programs.

1950-1970 A variety of electrical and computer related complications lead to the development of current viruses, including the illegal interception of phone calls “blue oxen” for phone calls and intercept.

Also during this time a computer “worm” was designed by Xerox Palo Alto Research Center to search for systems that are not functioning. Designed for efficient computer processing and to use the “worm” the father of the current generation of destructive viruses.

1983 One of the most famous cases of computer hacking, young computer hackers broke into U.S. government computer systems with an Apple computer and modem.

That same year, a Ph.D. candidate University of Southern California said a computer program that affects other programs by changing itself or the host program to some extent as a “computer virus.”

1986 The beginning of today’s global infection by computer viruses.

Examples include: Programmers in Pakistan releasing the first personal computer virus called “The Brain”.

1988 A worm designed by a 23-year-old programmer invaded ARPANET (a division of the U.S. Department of Defense) computers off 6000 of their computers.

The 1991 release of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a free data encryption tool.

1991-2001 Many well known viruses were released, like “Melissa”, which replicas of quickly and automatically sent to e-mail in Microsoft Outlook, “I love you”, who sent copies of passwords and usernames stored on personal computers back to the Philippine designer of this program, The Anna Kournikova “virus, which was especially alarming to computer users and programmers as well as it was the beginning of the use of” toolkit “software that can help just about anyone in creating a computer virus.

2001 The Code Red worm (for systems running Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 Server software), the Nimda virus, and the “Klez” worm which is to eliminate much of the current anti-virus software protection designed on the market at that time were released.

2002 “Root” servers, which are used to provide communication from the Internet, were hit by a virus, making the need for better protection of the Internet infrastructure.

2003 The “Slammer” worm caused damages to businesses worldwide.

2004 The “MyDoom” worm was introduced a virus that attempts to trick people to e-mail attachments to the virus by making statements in the message or re-opened include: form.

Antivirus Software Development

Many companies and countries claim to have developed and released the first anti-virus software product.

1987 European Bernt Fix claims to have made an anti-virus software

1988 The antivirus software Dr. Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit was released by Alan Solomon, of Great Britan.

1990’s By this time there were about 19 anti-virus software programs, including the famous Symantec Norton Anti Virus software, and IBM ViruScan by McAfee’s Anti Virus.

1994 A Symantec takeover occurred allowing it to acquire many of the smaller anti-virus software protection companies making it one of the largest anti-virus software services available.

In the year 1990 large companies were formed to develop anti-virus software. During this time the prominent company of Kaspersky Labs was as well formed as the development of antiviral Toolkit Pro (AVP) anti-virus scanner system. International distribution and product support became paramount in combating computer viruses with the transmission of information around the world, and the use of the Internet. Another prominent anti-virus venture during this time, the licensing of technologies AVP and F-Secure Anti-Virus.

As a result a number of well known vendors of antivirus protection were developed and still exist, including:! ALWIL Software Avast, AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, AVG Professional, eTrust EZ Armor Suite, F-Secure Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee VirusScan, Norton AntiVirus, Panda Antivirus, and Trend PC-cillin.

With the development, growth and competitiveness that many leading antivirus software programs to choose from each of them tried to special functions and features to develop, such as adjustment of scan controls, blocking, parental controls and advanced technology to make them distinct of the crowd.

To learn so much about viruses and the best possible antivirus protection software developers study computer viruses to develop for patterns in programming to better their familiar programming patterns that are used in many computer viruses and threats such as spyware detection. This antivirus software programs that are most effective active in their information gathering efforts and in catching threats before them on your computer, as well as providing updates for detecting viruses on a regular basis. It is important that the antivirus software program you choose is safe from threats embedded in images and emails we all communications via the Internet and computer contains.

Consumers should carefully research the products available and choose the combination of services and features that will most benefit to them and their families. Computer programmers are among some of the most creative and innovative minds in the world. As such, we can never be a “cure” for computer viruses, but maybe we can just the right ‘medicine’ in the form of an efficient find cost-effective and easy to use antivirus software system to control our personal computers and data safe.

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