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Anti-Virus Advisories: Rating Them
The recent ILOVEYOU worm, was the most widely spread virus or worm reported as of yet. With so many anti-virus vendors to choose from, which one should you

security advisories  breeding ground for new security technologists including anti-virus applications. Advisory Challengers CA, NAI, Proland, Sophos, Sybari, and Trend Micro anti-virus products are all credible and respectable products, and with not that much work, their advisories can all be improved. The Network Associates site was incredibly slow, and it wasn't clear what the difference was between the McAfee antivirus tool and Dr. Solomon's. The same advisory was issued for each product. If there is no difference in how

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