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You can protect your PC from viruses

Antivirus companies closely monitor the latest virus outbreak. Though the virus itself hasn't spread quickly, software makers have hastened to sound the alarm.

 

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Antivirus companies closely monitor the latest virus outbreak. Though the virus itself hasn't spread quickly, software makers have hastened to sound the alarm.

"Especially after the brouhaha with the Love virus, people are more cautious."

- Dan Schrader, chief security analyst, Trend Micro

 


How to protect your PC from viruses
Computer users don't need to feel helpless against the onslaught of viruses such as "NewLove," according to antivirus experts.

"NewLove" warnings spread like wildfire
Computer viruses exploiting email have rapidly spread across the globe in the past, but this time the warnings got there first.

see CNET Software: Protect yourself from a virus attack New virus scares, but does little damage
update A new virus on the loose could make the "Love" bug pale by comparison, but security experts now say the threat may have passed.

German government may dump Outlook
The German government may stop using the Microsoft Outlook email program because of damaging viruses that could affect its operations, a spokesman for the interior minister says.

previous coverage
Microsoft combats "Love" bug with email upgrades
The company will offer two new security features to help prevent computer viruses from using its popular Outlook email program to infect computer networks.

Some say antivirus alerts jump the gun
Some industry experts fear that antivirus companies could be sounding premature alarms for bugs that might not pack much of a punch.