Who Creates Viruses?

 
 
 

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Anonymous

I wonder if Panda is any good... Im gonna give it a try

Anonymous

In my short experience, it's the bored or hobbyist programmer that more often creates actively destructive or trollface viruses. Organizations or small gangs are the ones who are less interested in random mayhem and want money. Oddly enough, it was the prospect of making prank viruses that drew me into learning C++.

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I wouldn't be surprised, and I'm willing to bet that a lot of these computer infections come from the big name publishers of antiviral programs themselves. Think about it. What better what to self sustain a business than to create a problem and have the solution to it?

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Oh, I won't doubt it. Some companies these days are the devil!

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I've had a computer since i was 8 and I'm now 16. I've gotten many viruses but it all stopped at one point when i stopped downloading crap or visiting miscellaneous sites but on top of that, i use avast! IS and when i do my online banking, i go through avast!'s Safe Zone.

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True, enough, you have to be careful which sites you are visiting and only download from reputable sites.

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To say in short: intellegent people who uses their intelligence for bad purpose. Some say that AV-companies make them - I believe that King Soft quite recently created a malware that only they had the detection, which was a way for KingSoft to promote for themselves, if the information is true. I believe it was a banker malware.

For me detection has zero-value; any AV that has detection sign for a certain malware it will be detected and deleted. So it's important to have an IS (Internet Security) that has features against zero-day malware (malware that are more or less new and not detected).

For free protection I would suggest, CIS (Comodo Internet Security) or a combo of an known AV-vendor such as Avast with an known firewall-vendor such as Comodo firewall or online armor. On top of that you could add Gdata's Cloud Security in FF or IE, add malwarebytes and maybe hitman pro.

For payed version: KIS (Kaspersky Internet Security), Bullguard are good choice.

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Good information, thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous

The question should be, who dosent create viruses. Today, you got "smart" kids who want to impress other kids. You got companies attacking other companies. Employees who want revenge. And criminals who just want our money. But we also got countries attacking countries and even countries creating viruses to spy on there own people. And another thing we see today is how they use virus like technology in programing of games and apps used on phones and facebook. Only reason why its not illegal is because they give you the choise not to accept it. But we all know most people accept them because the think its safe. It have to be safe right, everyone else have accepted it.

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I'd say anti-virus companies create viruses to test their software and to keep us buying their software.

3dGameMan
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You could very well be right :/

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My guess has always been either the people that run crime organizations or the virus removal companies. However I'm sure it's more likely just board programmers that we are dealing with.

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