Microsoft to fight virus writers head on
The move will court controversy as traditionally Microsoft has stayed out of the anti-virus market, preferring to concentrate on its flagship Windows operating system.
Now it has announced plans to acquire Romanian firm GeCAD Software, and develop an own-brand anti-virus product.
Windows has long been a favourite target for viruses and any move to make anti-virus software could spur even more activity from malicious code writers.
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- Review: Viruses Revealed (28 April 2003)