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Computer viruses: The threat today and the expected future
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2003 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Datorvirus: Dagens situation och förväntad utveckling (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This Master’s Thesis within the area computer security concerns ”Computer viruses: The threat today and the expected future”.

Firstly, the definitions of computer virus and the related threats are presented; Secondly, current situation of computer viruses are discussed, the working and spreading mechanisms of computer viruses are reviewed in details, simplistic attitude of computer world in computer virus defence is analyzed; Thirdly, today’s influencing factors for near future computer virus epidemics are explained, then it further predicts new possible types of computer viruses in the near future; Furthermore, currently available anti-virus technologies are analyzed concerning both advantages and disadvantages; Finally, new promising trends in computer virus defence are explored in details.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2003. , 69 p.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3452
Keyword [en]
Informationsteknik, computer virus, computer worm, theoretical suggestion, anti-virus technology, trend
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1998OAI: diva2:19325
Available from: 2003-10-06 Created: 2003-10-06

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