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2nd November 2004 - Kaspersky Lab announced today that it has re-launched Viruslist.com, an online resource for information on computer viruses. The new site is divided into three sections according to the most prevalent threats to Internet users today - viruses, hackers and spam. Each section contains analytical articles, basic information and news. A glossary has been added for readers new to Internet security issues.

Viruslist.com contains a new search engine where visitors will be able to enter virus names either from Kaspersky Lab or from other major vendors. This resolves the on-going issues with different antivirus vendors giving different names to the same viruses.

The new Viruslist.com also provides readers with a look inside the Kaspersky Virus Lab, with the Analysts’s Diary: a weblog maintained by senior virus and threats analysts. Eugene Kaspersky, Costin Raiu and David Emm to name but a few, will be commenting on new malware and trends. Visitors are welcome to comment and questions will be answered by the analysts.

The Kaspersky Virus Encyclopedia, one of the main attractions on the Viruslist, has been updated and re-designed. Senior analysts in the Virus Lab have re-classified malicious programs to reflect the current situation in the malware world and to match the Kaspersky Anti-Virus databases. The online Encyclopedia now contains information about all viruses detected by Kaspersky Lab products, either detailed descriptions or short references.

In addition, the Virus Encyclopedia contains information about different classes of malicious programs, what to do if you’re infected, the history of computer viruses and other useful information both for newcomers and old hands. Due to the on-going evolution of malware we are witnessing, this area will be updated regularly.

Finally, numerous RSS feeds catering to all tastes allow readers and web site owners to download new information from areas that interest them in real-time: news, new virus descriptions, virus alerts, the Analyst’s Diary and so on.

www.viruslist.com

Media Contacts

Sarah Buttery
Kaspersky Labs UK
0870 011 3461
sarah@kasperskylab.co.uk
http://www.kaspersky.co.uk

Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
0870 766 8482
sara@marylebone.co.uk
http://www.marylebone.co.uk


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