Antidotes to viruses

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There are many organisations providing news, advice and software to deal with viruses through the Internet. The main computing news groups always announce new virus discoveries.

PC-users

IBM computer security and virus research

http://www.ibm.com/security

http://www.research.ibm.com/massdist

http://www.brs.ibm.com/

ibmav.html

Leicester's De Montfort University has a special virus information web site. Aimed mainly at PC users, it announces new viruses, has detailed descriptions of individual viruses and links to anti-virus software sites and the virus news group: comp.virus

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/

amoore/virinfo.html

Anti-viral Toolkit Pro is available from:

http://www.thenet.ch/metro

Apple Mac users

Most Mac software sites have a good selection of anti-virus utilities, but try these:

Symantec's anti-virus web site has virus descriptions, advice and software updates.

http://www.symantec.com/

virus/vtech/macvinfo

Datawatch offer Virex 5.6.1 via anonymous FTP at:

gateway.datawatch.com/ pub

Selection of Mac anti-virus software, including Disinfectant 3.6, available by anonymous FTP at:

src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/

mac-umich/utils

Also, watch the news group for announcements of new viruses:

comp.sys.mac.announce

Specific Virus Information

Information on the Good Times hoax virus

http://www.nsm.smcm.edu/News/GTHoax.html

Information on the Prank Macro virus

http://www.research.ibm.com/xw-D953-wconc

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