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Virus war pits hackers against software armies

It's hard to tell who's winning in the battle between malicious programmers who write viruses and the software companies trying to thwart them.

 

  latest developments 

It's hard to tell who's winning in the battle between malicious programmers who write viruses and the software companies trying to thwart them.

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Norton update crashes some computers
Symantec has withdrawn the latest update of its antivirus software after some people found it caused their computers to become unresponsive.

New virus format has software makers scrambling
A comparatively new type of virus is forcing antivirus software companies to rebuild their products.

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ISPs dipping into data storage to stay ahead
A recent flurry of computer virus attacks has renewed attention on the not-so-glitzy area of data backup and recovery, as well as to communications providers' emerging role in providing this technology as a service.