Virus in a Legitimate Program

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Is it possible that there are viruses which hides within the program or designed to look like a legitimate program? If yes then what will be the best example of it. And can it be prevented if you have the updated anti-virus system.
 

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Virus in a Legitimate Program

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Wolfram antivirus is an example of this. This is a virus from Rogue.WinAVPro that contains rogues like BlueFlare antivirus. Wolfram is a rogue anti-spyware that intimidates the user to purchase the program. They displayed security warnings and scan results but all these are fakes. If the user installed it, it will start automatically and install csrss.exe file and will launched the executable infection.

Once started, it will start to scan your computer and will declare various infections present on your computer system. But this is not real. It will ask you to purchase the program. For more information about it and how you can prevent it, click the link below:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-wolfram-antivirus

It is also best that you purchase trusted antivirus programs. Search and explore Google for a list of it. And do not install anything that is shown on your screen, make a research about the program first before installing anything.

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Virus in a Legitimate Program

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Hi,

There are viruses that hide in a program and sends information to others. These types of viruses are called Spywares and Malwares. Key logger is an example of such program. Key logger saves all the keyboard strikes of a user and sends that information to others.

To get rid of this kind of issues on your computer, you’ll need an aggressive Antivirus program installed. You’ll also need to update the application at regular intervals. Make sure you have a good Antivirus application on your computer.

Whenever you download any application from the internet, I suggest you to do it from a trustworthy website. This will help to reduce security risks.

Also, make sure you update the Automatic Updates are turned on.

Thanks and regards,

Skarbos Jay.

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