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Virus Tutorial

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License/Legal License/Legal Virus Tutorial Please visit our sponsors. Click Here to Visit our Sponsor Copyright 1996-2002, Computer Knowledge. All Rights Reserved The Computer Knowledge Virus Tutorial is a copyright product of Computer Knowledge. It also contains copyrighted material from others (used with permission). Please honor the copyrights. Read the tutorial, learn from the tutorial, download and run the PDF version of the Navigation tutorial on your computer, link to the tutorial. But, please don't copy it and claim it as your own in whole or part. Misc Terms The PDF version of the Computer Knowledge Virus Tutorial should be considered freeware. It is NOT in the public domain. It is copyrighted by Computer Knowledge and it and all accompanying materials are protected by United States Tutorial Map copyright law and also by international treaty provisions. Anti-Virus Software The tutorial requires no payment of license fees for its individual use as an educational tool. If you are paying to use the tutorial please advise Computer Knowledge (PO Box 5818, Santa Maria, CA 93456 USA). Please provide contact information for those charging the fee. License for Distribution of the PDF Version No royalties are required for distribution so long as distribution charges only cover the costs of such distribution (plus a nominal profit if the distribution channel is a profit- file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%...averWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/vtlicense.htm (1 of 5) [6/19/2002 11:42:26 AM] License/Legal making channel). Under no circumstances is payment of such fees to be represented or understood to constitute legal ownership of this tutorial or any of its associated files. Any distribution for profit beyond that described just above requires written permission from Computer Knowledge and payment of negotiated royalties. You may not use, copy, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the licensed program except as provided in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall result in immediate and automatic termination of this license. In no case may this product be bundled with hardware or other software without written permission from Computer Knowledge (PO Box 5818, Santa Maria, CA 93456 USA). All distribution of the Computer Knowledge Virus Tutorial is further restricted with regard to sources which also distribute virus source code and related virus construction/creation materials. The tutorial may not be made available on any site, CD-ROM, or with any package which makes available or contains viruses, virus source code, virus construction programs, or virus creation material. Permission to distribute the Computer Knowledge Virus Tutorial program is not transferable, assignable, saleable, or franchisable. 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Click Here to Visit our Sponsor AV Software | License | Virus Plural | Partition Sector | DOS Boot Sector | FDISK /MBR | False Authority | Logic Bombs | Trojans | Worms Virus Tutorial Home | Virus Intro | Virus Types | Virus History | Virus Protection | Virus Hoaxes | Current Threats Home | Products | Definitions | Newsletter | Virus Tutorial | Contact file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%...averWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/vtlicense.htm (4 of 5) [6/19/2002 11:42:26 AM] License/Legal Help! Did you learn anything from these pages? Did they help you? If so, we are grateful and hope that you will be grateful also. Advertising only pays for a small percentage of the cost of maintaining this Web site. If you learned something and wish to help you can use the Amazon.com PayPage button below to send a small payment in return. Thank you in advance if you choose to do this. Amazon Honor System Send mail to webmaster@cknow.com with questions or comments about this web site. Copyright © 2002 Computer Knowledge, All Rights Reserved Pray the Rosary for peace. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%...averWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/vtlicense.htm (5 of 5) [6/19/2002 11:42:26 AM] Virus Tutorial Virus Tutorial Virus Tutorial Please visit our sponsors. Click Here to Visit our Sponsor Computer Knowledge Virus Tutorial Welcome to the Computer Knowledge tutorial on computer viruses. We'll discuss what they are, give you some history, discuss protection from viruses, and mention some of the Navigation characteristics of a virus hoax. Keep in mind that not everything that goes wrong with a computer is caused by a computer virus or worm. Both hardware and software failure is still a leading cause of Tutorial Map computer problems. If you read each page to the end you should be able to Anti-Virus Software proceed on a page-by-page basis. A "next" button will guide you. To jump to a specific page please visit our map page. A listing of anti-virus software vendors is also available. Links to both of these should appear at the top of each page. Please also don't forget to read the License/Legal info. There are license, use, and distribution requirements for this tutorial, even if it is on the Web. Virus Introduction... file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My...mWeaverWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/index.htm (1 of 3) [6/19/2002 11:43:12 AM] l l l l Virus Tutorial Finally, this tutorial can be downloaded to run on your computer if you have a copy of Adobe Acrobat (a free reader is available). The links below will allow you to download a zip file with the tutorial PDF file in it (if you don't understand the zip compression format please see our info page on this) and/or a copy of the latest Acrobat PDF reader. (This copy may lag the posted tutorial as it is only updated approximately once a month; or less often if changes were minor.) Download Tutorial Zip File (800K) Download Acrobat Reader New/updated pages: Added a page on virus naming (11 May 2002); new PDF file (18 May 2002) Updated recent history; minor corrections; new PDF file (10 Jan 2002) Updated ; added Nimda description (11 Oct 2001) Entire tutorial updated/redesigned (September 2001) Please visit our sponsors. Click Here to Visit our Sponsor Virus Tutorial Home | Virus Intro | Virus Types | Virus History | Virus Protection | Virus Hoaxes | Current Threats Home | Products | Definitions | Newsletter | Virus Tutorial | Contact Help! Did you learn anything from these pages? Did they help you? If so, we are grateful and hope that you will be grateful also. Advertising only pays for a small percentage of the cost of maintaining this Web site. If you learned something and wish to help you can use the Amazon.com PayPage button below to send a small file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My...mWeaverWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/index.htm (2 of 3) [6/19/2002 11:43:12 AM] Virus Tutorial payment in return. Thank you in advance if you choose to do this. Amazon Honor System Send mail to webmaster@cknow.com with questions or comments about this web site. Copyright © 1996-2002 Computer Knowledge, All Rights Reserved Pray the Rosary for peace. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My...mWeaverWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/index.htm (3 of 3) [6/19/2002 11:43:12 AM] l l l l l l l l l l l l l l Tutorial Map Tutorial Map Virus Tutorial Please visit our sponsors. Click Here to Visit our Sponsor Here you'll find links to any page in the tutorial. The list is organized along the lines of the tutorial so you can see how the information flows. Top Level PagesNavigation Virus Tutorial Home Virus Intro Virus Types Tutorial Map Virus History Virus Protection Virus HoaxesAnti-Virus Software Current Threats Introduction to Viruses Virus Behaviour Number of Viruses Virus Names How Serious are Viruses? Are There Good Viruses? Hardware Threats Software Threats file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/M...WeaverWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/vtmap.htm (1 of 4) [6/19/2002 11:43:32 AM] m l m m m l m m m m m m m m l m m m m m m m m m m m m l m l m Tutorial Map Types of Viruses What Viruses Infect System Sector File Macro Companion Cluster Batch File Source Code Visual Basic Worms How Viruses Infect Polymorphic Stealth Fast and Slow Sparse Armored Multipartite Spacefiller Tunneling Camouflage NTFS ADS Virus Droppers History of Viruses Summary History Page Dr. Solomon's History 1986-1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 The Future file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/M...WeaverWebs/ComputerKnowledge/vtutor/vtmap.htm (2 of 4) [6/19/2002 11:43:32 AM]