Have you received a business proposal by the name Virus Business, and want to know more about this?
Virus Business is a hoax message that you might receive in your inbox asking for starting a business. This virus threat has been detected by Symantec, and is listed on their website under the list of Threats and Risks.
Here is a description of the Virus Business threat and how it can affect your system and ways to get rid of it.
- What is Virus Business?
- How Virus Business can harm your system
- How to get rid of Virus Business
What is Virus Business
The Virus Business is an online threat that you will receive in your e-mail inbox as a business proposal. The subject line of the mail will be Capitalising on Viruses, possible business opportunity? First of all we would like to alert you that it is a hoax message and there is no company by the name ViruSystems as mentioned in the e-mail. The content of the mail says, Viruses are one of the truly great threats to the wired economy, but to Lonell Navisem, they represent something else entirely: the largest untapped market in Internet history. Navisem, 24, is the founder and CEO of ViruSystems, an aggressive and highly controversial startup that intends to manufacture and sell computer viruses. We sat down with Navisem in his office in the Malaysian capital to discuss ViruSystem’s groundbreaking, and ethically suspect, business model. The business model of Virus Business is to create and sell viruses, and generate revenue by selling ad space to antivirus makers such as Symantec and McAfee.
How Virus Business can harm your system
You might receive this message as a spam e-mail, but if somehow it bypasses the firewall installed on your system or the antivirus program you are using on your system fails to detect and delete it then it is recommended to delete it manually without even opening it. And, do not pass on this message to others as passing on this message will only serve the purpose of this message that is to spread the hoax. Though there is no known harmful effect it has resulted into, but you never know the message you receive may include a camouflaged virus or spyware.
How to get rid of Virus Business
The simplest and easier way to get rid of this hoax message called Virus Business is to delete it manually without even opening the e-mail and reading the content. Symantec, the well-known security product manufacturing company, also recommends to ignore any messages regarding this Virus Business hoax and not to pass on any messages regarding it. The Symantec website also says that passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it. So, the best remedy to get rid of this hoax message is to avoid it.
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