IM worms pose significant threat
This year I began informally tracking Instant Messaging worms after a friend's PC became infected with one. The infection happened when the daughter clicked a link in one of her contact's 'away' messages. At the time, no antivirus software I tried was able to detect the threat and both Task Manager and Registry Editor had been rendered inaccessible by the infector.
After the ordeal was over, I searched the various antivirus vendor sites to see just what sort of info they had about IM threats. This was in January 2005 and I was able to find only 28 descriptions from 2001 through to the end of 2004. That's when I decided to track the threats, checking for new descriptions on the various antivirus vendor sites and logging it in an Excel spreadsheet. IM worms pose significant threat
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