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    Virus Information

    Having an anti-virus tool is not enough, you also need timely, reliable information on Viruses, Anti-Viruses, Virus Hoaxes, and QUICK fixes.

    The following sites are all good places to start.

    Kaspersky Labs - Up to the minute virus news
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.viruslist.com/eng/default.asp>http://www.viruslist.com/eng/default.asp</A>

    Datafellows/F-Secure
    More virus news: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.europe.datafellows.com/virus-info/virus-news>http://www.europe.datafellows.com/virus-info/virus-news</A>
    All about virus hoaxes: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.europe.datafellows.com/news/hoax.htm>http://www.europe.datafellows.com/news/hoax.htm</A>

    AntiVirus Online - Another good news and fix site
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.antivirus-online.de/english/>http://www.antivirus-online.de/english/</A>

    In addition to the above sites EICAR maintains a virus test page.

    Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.eicar.com/anti_virus_test_file.htm>http://www.eicar.com/anti_virus_test_file.htm</A>, scroll to the bottom of the page, and test the four most common ways of distributing viruses. Good checkout page for real time AV software.

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    Re: Virus Information

    CNET/ZDNet also is a good source of hype, I mean, news, about current virus activity.

    Our vendor and client Trend Micro maintains a Java app that updates in real time with customer data. Right now the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://wtc.trendmicro.com/wtc/wmap.html>world real-time map</A> shows a spreading PE_MTX.A infection in South America, incidences of this trojan/virus/worm having passed VBS_LOVELETTR.BE (while I watched!) to take second place behind the Chernobyl virus for detections during the past 24 hours. A friend of mine accidentally sent me PE_MTX.A (attachment named "WIN_$100_NOW.DOC" clearly was not her style) and learned that virus updates are indeed necessary.

    Whoa, the numbers flipped again. Remind me to check this out the next time there's a fast-spreading outbreak. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=[wink] width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Virus Information

    Here's a link to the Command Software site to go with the DataFellows address. Command licenses F-Prot in the US. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.commandcom.com/virus/index.html>http://www.commandcom.com/virus/index.html</A>
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