Updates and solution to the 21st century computer virus sourge
AbstractThe computer virus scourge continues to be a problem the Information Technology (IT), industries must address. Computer virus is a malicious program codes, which can replicate and spread infections into large number of possible hosts and cause damage to computer programs, files, databases and data, in general. This paper focuses on the 21st century virus scourges in the IT industries and the ways of combating them vis- a- vis, the surveys carried out on the types of computer viruses and how these malicious programs infect the computers, the consequences of such infections, the possible measures of prevention and recovery from the damages. However, findings show that, the defensive mechanisms developed were confirmed good and efficient in combating the computer virus attack and reducing the occurrence of the infection. It is generally agreed that the use of up-to-date antivirus software is the best defensive measure against the malicious program threats.
Keywords: Computer virus, information technology, worms, trojan horse, software, malwares
International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 7(1): 70 - 80, 2011