Bad company

Monday, 20 May 2002, 5:14 PM EST

Everything that touches computer viruses becomes BAD.

Take, for example, the June issue of Consumer Reports magazine. Devoted to good unbiased product reviews of cars, daily sundries, home appliances and consumer electronics, it tackled anti-virus software. Right off, CR stumbled into computer virus BADness it did not completely understand.

Readers of CR are accustomed to product variety in its reviews. They accept legitimately that there is some level of competition among auto-makers, sellers of diet-programs, or vendors of DVD players and, therefore, that there is some opportunity for choice.

However, Consumer Reports insists there is not much choice in anti-virus software in the U.S. consumer market.

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