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Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
« on: July 01, 2013, 19:40 »
Two computer viruses that collaborate are proving hard to clean from infected PCs, Microsoft research suggests.  The pair of viruses foil removal by regularly downloading updated versions of their malware partner.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23125422

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Re: Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 22:05 »
They're all out to get us!   :bawl:
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Re: Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 09:57 »
Yes,  a worrying development.  I noticed that my antivirus disabled autorun yesterday, probably in response to this threat. 
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Re: Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 12:23 »
That, in itself, may be a concern. 
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Re: Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 19:48 »
Apparently it uses autorun to launch from USB sticks etc and users are advised to disable it.   :dunno:
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Re: Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 21:33 »
Ah, sorry, I misread that and thought you said your antivirus was disabled from automatically running.
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