Malware

Links to the topics discussed on the show:

Problem:
1. How viruses work: http://www.howstuffworks.com/virus.htm . Check out the video for an analogy on how viruses work.
2. Viruses for new comers: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/computer-virus/new-users . The material is dated but good advice still prevails and is worth checking out.
3. Malware definition and pointer to all categories we talked about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware
4. Up to date list of viruses making their rounds: http://www.wildlist.org/WildList
5. Timelines of malware:
a. Wikipedia
b. ComputerWorld
6. How Human viruses work: http://www.livescience.com/health/060605_mm_virus_infect.html

Free and good Solution(s):
1. Spybot – Search and Destroy (Windows only): http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html
2. ClamAV (all platforms): http://www.clamav.net
3. Avast Home Edition (Registration required): http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
4. AVG Free Edition: http://free.avg.com
[Update: August 28, 2009]:
Have been informed of a further two free solutions. I have not personally tried them out unlike the previous four, so do let me know if it works out for you by using the “Contact Us” link:
5. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware:
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button
6. Spyware Blaster:
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Music:
1. Nothing else matters – Metallica:

2. Help! – The Beatles:

3. Don’t fade on me – Tom Petty
4. Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley

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