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Bagle's spread cools down

The Bagle virus appears to have peaked, with antivirus companies reporting fewer infections. Bagle.a, the first major mass-mailing computer virus this year, is starting to slow down after infecting hundreds of thousands of computers, security experts said on Tuesday. The worm is programmed to stop contaminating computers on 28 January, but seems destined to drop off the security industry’s radar before that date. The program spreads through email and infects the PCs of people who open the attachment. “It peaked yesterday, and it’s starting to die down,” said Vincent Weafer, the senior director of security response for antivirus company Symantec. “It doesn’t compare to many of the mass-mailers that we saw last year.”

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