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Short Take: Hotmail users get protection from Trojan horse

Microsoft's MSN Hotmail will update its virus scanner to protect users against the "picture.exe" Trojan horse, which comes in an email attachment, swiping browsing histories and AOL user names and passwords. A Trojan horse is a program that works in a way that the user does not expect. It differs from a virus in that it does not replicate itself. Hotmail since December has offered users McAfee's virus-scanning software for incoming attachments.

Microsoft's MSN Hotmail will update its virus scanner to protect users against the "picture.exe" Trojan horse, which comes in an email attachment, swiping browsing histories and AOL user names and passwords. A Trojan horse is a program that works in a way that the user does not expect. It differs from a virus in that it does not replicate itself. Hotmail since December has offered users McAfee's virus-scanning software for incoming attachments.