[photopress:it_valentines_day_virus.jpg,full,alignright]China’s anti-virus authorities warned computer users to guard against Valentine’s Day computer viruses.
Experts from Tianjin-based China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center warned Valentine’s Day computer viruses, especially ‘Vbs_Valentin.A‘, spread chiefly through e-mails or online chat systems, such as MSN and QQ.
Other viruses like ‘Worm-blebla.B’ and ‘VBS-ILoveyou’ may hammer away at a computer if users open e-mails or attachments disguised with Valentine blessings for February 14.
The computer virus center warns users to be wary of unidentified e-mails, especially those attached with Spanish characters.
It also alerted Internet shoppers to heed clicks on bogus discount messages from online stores, which may be used to spread viruses.
Experts suggested computer users should update their anti-virus software and use the real-time computer virus monitoring function whenever surfing the Internet.
All of which makes sound, basic sense. It is surprising that, at this state of the game, users are still taken in by such basic attacks especially as two totally solid pieces of anti-virus software — AVG and Avast — are available free.
Source: China View
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