This website offers information for people with computers that may have been infected with malicious software, to help them remove the malicious software and understand the steps they can take to better protect themselves online in the future.
The icode is the Australian internet industry’s eSecurity code of practice. It was developed by the Internet Industry Association as a service to the internet industry and internet users in Australia. It was officially launched by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Federal Attorney-General in June 2010.
It is a voluntary code of practice for Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to help improve cybersecurity for all consumers. The increasing threat of zombied computers – computers which have been hijacked by computer viruses – presents a real risk to all users. Identity theft, fraud, and increases in spam are all possible consequences of compromised computers.
Consumer education is an important feature of the icode. The Internet Industry Association has created this online resource to help ISPs educate their customers about the risks of malicious software and to help them find and remove malware from their computers. See our site map for a handy overview of the content of this site.