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Symantec AntiVirus Research Center - http://www.symantec.com/security_response/index.jsp
Virus Encyclopedia site maintained by Symantec, makers of the popular Norton AntiVirus product.

Secunia - Virus Information - http://secunia.com/virus_information/
Collects virus information from multiple anti-virus vendors, and the collected information is grouped and indexed. When certain conditions are met virus alerts are generated and can be emailed.

Trend Virus Encyclopedia - http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/
Trend Micro issues regular advisories regarding new viruses, including a guide to avoiding them in the first place. Site covers risk factor of the newest viruses. lists top ten virus and offers a security alert archive.

The WildList Organization International - http://www.wildlist.org/
Organization which maintains a list of computer viruses which are still found "in the wild".

Virus Bulletin - http://www.virusbtn.com/
News and technical articles on developments on viruses and anti-virus products.

Sophos Virus Analyses - http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/
This Sophos database holds the latest virus names and descriptions.

F-Secure Virus Information Centre - http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/
A searchable database of virus descriptions, from the provider of F-Secure range of anti-virus software.

VirusList.com - http://www.viruslist.com/
Permanently replenishing information about new viruses. Mechanisms of breeding and operation, detailed analysis of algorithms of viruses. Methods to guard against computer viruses.

European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research (EICAR) - http://www.eicar.org/
Combines universities, industry, media, technical, security, and legal experts from civil and military government and law enforcement as well as privacy protection organizations whose objectives are to unite non-commercial efforts against writing and proliferation of malicious code like computer viruses or Trojan Horses, and against computer crime and fraud.

EICAR test file - http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm
Provides a standardized test file for signature based virus detection software. This file can be used to verify the correct operation of antivirus software without unnecessary exposure to viruses.

Computer Associates Virus Encyclopedia - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/browse.aspx
Computer Associates alphabetical virus database. Searchable with clear descriptions of common viruses.

Computer Associates Virus Information Center - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/default.aspx
Virus information from makers of eTrust Antivirus (formerly known as InoculateIT).

OpenAntiVirus Project - http://www.openantivirus.org/
Project aimed at developing open source antivirus software comparable to current commercial offerings.

How Stuff Works: Computer Virus - http://www.howstuffworks.com/virus.htm
Multipart tutorial describes how computer viruses work.

Examples of Malicious Computer Programs - http://www.rbs2.com/cvirus.htm
Long essay that describes harm done by major computer viruses or worms, and discusses the nonexistent or lenient punishment for the authors or distributors of these malicious programs.

McAfee Virus Information - http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp
Virus alerts, mailing list, and searchable descriptions of common viruses.

comp.virus Newsgroup FAQs - http://www.faqs.org/faqs/by-newsgroup/comp/comp.virus.html
FAQs from the comp.virus newsgroup

IBM's Antivirus Research - http://researchweb.watson.ibm.com/antivirus/
News and information about virus prevention, the latest in IBM's research, virus alerts, and lists of the latest hoaxes and hype.

Panda Software Virus Laboratory - http://www.pandasoftware.com/virus_info/encyclopedia/
Up to date and in-depth descriptions of the most common viruses by Panda Software, makers of Panda Antivirus Platinum.

Team Anti-Virus - http://www.teamanti-virus.org/
An organization for independent anti-virus researchers to facilitate communication, collaboration, and public education. Publishes and links to many papers written by independent researchers.

Personal Home Page - Gordon, Sarah - http://www.badguys.org/
Various papers on computer viruses, computer security, and ethics.

Personal Home Page - Szor, Peter - http://www.peterszor.com/
Research papers on computer viruses written by Peter Szor. The site covers Windows viruses and worms and the development of polymorphic and metamorphic viruses.

Personal Home page - Ferrie, Peter - http://pferrie.tripod.com/
Various research papers on computer viruses

Softpanorama University Skeptical Antivirus page - http://www.softpanorama.org/Antivirus/index.shtml
A skeptical look at anti-virus protection.

Personal Home Page - Harrold, Robert - http://www.harrold.org/rfhextra/antivirus.html
Massive collection of antivirus links and news.

Solo Antivirus - Virus encyclopedia - http://www.srnmicro.com/virusinfo/
Contains details about latest virus alerts and wide spread virus information.

Virus or Hoax? - http://virusall.com/
Created to provide basic information about viruses. Links to major anti-virus companies, public services, software downloads, and updates.

Burton Systems Software - Virus Avoidance Advice - http://www.burtonsys.com/virus_advice.html
Advice for avoiding and recovering from computer virus infections, mostly for users of Microsoft Windows. Includes links to many free tools and other resources.

Fire Antivirus Kit - Virus Information Library - http://www.fireav.com/virusinfo/library/
Provides detailed information on viruses

Computer Viruses In Unix Networks - http://www.cybersoft.com/whitepapers/papers/print/networks_print.html
Paper which examines in detail the problem of computer viruses as they relate to Unix and Unix-like systems.

RAV Virus Encyclopedia - http://www.ravantivirus.com/pages/virus.php
Virus Encyclopedia provided by RAV - Reliable AntiVirus.

AskMen.com - How To: Keep Your Computer Virus-Free - http://www.askmen.com/fashion/how_to_60/66_how_to.html
Article with basic advice on virus prevention, and a primer on computer virus terminology.

Windows Startup Tasks - http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm
Massive listing of tasks that may be running on a Windows system at startup, including tasks which may be created by viruses, worms, spyware, and trojans

Computer Virus Myths - http://www.vmyths.com/
The canonical reference for computer virus myths, hoaxes, and urban legends.

Doug Muth's Anti-Virus Help Page - http://www.claws-and-paws.com/virus/
Independent site with FAQs, papers, and other antivirus resources.

BusinessWeek Online - Mydoom's Most Damning Dynamic - http://businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2004/tc20040128_7597_tc047.htm
Points out that Mydoom was so damaging only because so many individual net users were so unprotected despite education efforts that apparently do not have any significant effect on user behavior.

The Art Of Noh - http://www.noh.ro/blog/index.rdf
A weblog on computer security, viruses, worms, trojans and other types of malicious software by Costin G. Raiu.

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