Asian firms held back by virus fears

Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 4:06 PM EST

Malware is seen as the greatest threat by executives at small and medium sized businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a survey published this week.

Almost 40 per cent of the 5,770 respondents to a survey carried out by research firm IDC said that they were 'concerned' about viruses. The analyst firm defines 'virus' as malicious semi-autonomous software, including viruses, Trojans, aggressive spyware and other malware.

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