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Central Command Releases Its Dirty Dozen – Top 12 – Viruses For April 2003

Central Command, a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services today released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for April, 2003. The report, coined the “Dirty Dozen”, is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through Central Command’s Emergency Virus Response Team. “Since its discovery last April, Worm/Klez.G (detected as Worm/Klez.E) has dominated our Dirty Dozen report. However, we were very pleased to see the total number of infections drop to its lowest levels since the inception of the virus,” said Steven Sundermeier, product manager of Central Command, Inc. “Computer users are finally beginning to understand the importance of maintaining up-to-date virus protection. This is paying off in higher dividends for them, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.” Worm/Klez.G accounted for 18.7% of all total virus infection reports for April 2003, one year ago (April 2002), it accounted for an astounding 79.2%. Full Story

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