What we detect
Who creates malware and why?
Have you ever wondered who creates malware? Or why they do it? Find out more about the people behind the threat – the script kiddies, virus writers, and cybercriminals – and what motivates them.
Trojans, viruses, worms, dialers – the programs we detect have lots of different names. Find out how Kaspersky Lab and other antivirus companies classify the many different types of programs which can harm your computer or your data.
History of Malicious Programs
Do you know the name of the first computer virus? Or perhaps you want to find out when the first email worm was created. This section covers the evolution of malicious programs from their initial appearance to the present day.
What if my computer is infected?
With the number of threats rising every day, you may find that your computer has been infected. Find out more about the symptoms of infection, and what steps you should take to clean your computer.