This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down
the ten most frequently occurring viruses as compiled by Sophos,
worldwide leaders in anti-virus protection.
For July 2000, the chart is as follows, with the most frequently
occurring virus at number one:
"Script viruses dominate the list of most commonly reported
malware, indicating that companies should consider disabling
Windows Scripting Host and blocking VBS files at the email
gateway," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for
Sophos Anti-Virus. "Top of the pops is the Life Stages worm written
by Zulu, a prolific virus writer from Argentina."
For details of how to disable Windows Scripting Host click
For more information on Stages-A click here.
Compiled by Sophos's technical support team, the top ten chart
is collated from calls to Sophos's 24 hour, 365 days a year
technical support line.
Graphics of the above Top Ten chart are available here.