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Klez-H tops monthly virus charts. Again

The infamous Klez-H was the most common virus circulating on the Internet this month. Again. Monthly stats from managed services firm MessageLabs show it blocked 366,393 copies of Klez-H over the last four weeks. Virus infection rates are running at around one per 350 emails, compared to one in 30 infected emails at the heights of the Goner and Love Bug epidemics, MessageLabs reports. Old favourites like Yaha variants (with 270,000 infection-bearing emails stopped) and SoBig (with 130,000 infection-bearing emails stopped) also feature prominently in the managed services firm’s monthly stats. By comparison newer menaces like LovGate.C, which drops a backdoor component on infected PCs, and Gibe-B, a virus that poses as Microsoft security updates and which went feral this week, barely get a look in. Full Story

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