File infectors top malware charts

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File infectors top malware charts

Ian Grant

File infectors replaced mass e-mailed viruses as the top malware threat in May, says BitDefender, an anti-virus supplier.

“Puce.G is a new P2P worm that spreads itself and infects files through popular file-sharing software,” the firm said. It topped the BitDefender top 10 threats with 10.31% of total reports. Version B of this worm topped the BitDefender Labs malware chart for October 2006.

Another “troubling” new entry, at number five, is the Jeefo.A file infector. “This is an unusual virus that is written in MinGW and makes use of encrypting technologies. This virus is quite harmful, as some of the files it infects become damaged beyond repair.

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