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China suffers virus epidemic

About 85 percent of China’s PCs have been infected by viruses this year, according to a government survey. A record number of China’s computers have been hit by viruses this year, according to a ministry survey. About 85 percent of computers in China were affected by viruses in 2003. This is 1.5 percentage points higher than 2002 and 25.5 percentage points higher than 2001, according to the survey. Carried out by the Ministry of Public Security, the survey was carried out during May and June this year, according to official news agency Xinhua. Some 63 percent of users surveyed said they suffered losses as a result of viruses, a slight drop compared with a year ago. Infected downloads, booby-trapped Web sites, and email attachments were the main avenues of infection for those surveyed. Ignorance and lack of defensive tools are the reasons behind the high infection rate, said Xinhua. Full Story

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