New service promises no more web or IM viruses
At the moment, conventional anti-virus programs are not guaranteed to find viruses caught through web browsers, especially if relevant patches have not been applied.
The threat from unscanned links passed through e-mail or webmail was of particular concern.
If a virus is detected in traffic, users are informed through a customised webpage, and administrators are sent an e-mail. Staff can monitor detection broader patterns by way of reports noting type of infection and sources on a daily or weekly basis.
By John E Dunn at Computer Weekly.
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