The end of e-mail viruses and antivirus apps

Monday, 18 August 2003, 8:02 AM EST

Four years after the Melissa virus and three years after the ILOVEYOU virus duped us with clever e-mail subject lines, the latest viral pest, MSBlast, captured the world's attention without involving e-mail at all--and thus successfully introducing a new method of mass-infecting PCs.

MSBlast isn't the most efficient worm, but because it infected a large number of home systems and corporate networks, I expect other virus writers will soon emulate it. And that could result in some changes for today's antivirus products.

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