Central Command: Top 12 Viruses For January 2004

Worm/MyDoom.A has a momentous impact globally; accounts for over 77% of total confirmed infections and 1 out of every 9 emails

Central Command, a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services today released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for January, 2004. The report, coined the “Dirty Dozen”, is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through Central Command’s Emergency Virus Response Team┬«.

The table below represents the most prevalent viruses for January 2004, number one being the most frequent.

Ranking Virus Name Percentage

1. Worm/MyDoom.A 77.4%
2. Worm/Sober.C 5.9%
3. Worm/Bagle.A 2.0%
4. Worm/ MiMail.I 1.7%
5. Worm/ Gibe.C 1.5%
6. Worm/Klez.E 1.3%
7. Worm/MiMail.J 1.0%
8. Worm/BugBear.B 0.7%
9. Worm/MiMail.A 0.5%
10. Worm/Dumaru.A 0.5%
11. Worm/Hawawi.G 0.4%
12. W32/Nimda 0.3%
Others 6.8%

“In only a few days, the hefty volume of circulating MyDoom emails caused pandemonium for computer users worldwide,” said Steven Sundermeier, Vice President of Products and Services at Central Command, Inc. Central Command’s Emergency Virus Response Team confirmed that over 77% of all total infections received in January 2004 was MyDoom. “It didn’t take MyDoom long to become a predominant member of the ‘who’s who’ list of high impacting computer worms. It’s safe to say that MyDoom bypassed the big leagues and took a straight path to the hall-of-fame.”

Vexira® Antivirus has been updated for 781 different viruses, worms and other malicious applications during the month of January 2004.

Vexira Antivirus starts at $34.95, and a free 30-day trial version may be downloaded from (www.centralcommand.com) or obtained by contacting Central Command at +1-330 723-2062. About Central Command: A leader in the anti-virus industry, Central Command, Inc., a privately held company, serves home PC users and industrial, financial, government, education, healthcare and service firms with virus protection software, services, and information. The company services customers in over 98 countries and is headquartered in Medina, Ohio. Visit Central Command online at (www.centralcommand.com) or call 1-330-723-2062 for more information.

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