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Autorun malwares dominate 2010.

You may be surprised to discover that Virus Bulletin's recent malware prevalence report claims autorun malwares (autorun worms) as the most prevalent malware thus far in 2010, with over 10.7% of all globally reported infections being of the autorun nature. In second place were visual basic scripts and in third Conficker / Downadup. ...

Conficker continues to spread

Conficker (AKA Downadup, Conflicker) has been the single most persistently irritating piece of malware since 2003's SQL SLAMMER.

Where do viruses get their names?

Have you ever wondered how a virus gets its name? Generally speaking the individual responsible for the discovery of the malicious program gets the honor of naming it. In theory the name is supposed to be related to the virus and what its intent is, however it is obvious by the bizarre names...