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Anti-virus industry gets ‘clean software’ standard

An organization called EICAR hopes to reassure users that their software isn't doing anything untoward under the covers. Why is this necessary?

Symantec answers Comodo

The CEO of Comodo, a vendor of free Internet security software, has invited Symantec to an anti-virus product showdown where he has already predicted free software will fare better than paid Norton software. Drawing a useful conclusion may prove tricky, warns a security consultant

McAfee offers security review to compensate firms for bad update

Last week, a routine update to security software from McAfee Inc. incorrectly identified a Windows XP service pack 3 executable file as malware. Companies that were affected can contact McAfee tech support for details of a free year of security review services

OneCare scores poor grade compared to other security vendors

Nearly a year after Microsoft introduced Windows Live OneCare, the company's first foray into the security market is still getting low marks from analysts and users.

Microsoft Vista slow to take off

Microsoft's latest operating system may be "technically solid" but with a myriad of peripheral issues to iron out, it still isn't quite ready to replace XP.

Microsoft wrongly labels Google’s Gmail as virus

Microsoft's fledgling consumer anti-virus service, Windows Live OneCare, wrongly identified Google's Gmail service as a virus infection, Microsoft has admitted.

Windows virus infects latest iPods

Apple Computer Inc. has warned Windows users that a very small number (under 1 per cent) of its latest iPod (with video) models are affected by a virus. Just 25 reports concerning this problem have been received by Apple so far. The problem does not affect data on infected PCs.

Users question Microsoft security

Since Microsoft Corp. launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative in January 2002, the company has substantially improved the security of its products, its security chief said this month.

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