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Viruses targetting Vista

Date: April 02, 2007

The first computer virus targeting the Windows Vista system broke out during the weekend and five variations appeared online yesterday, Internet security firms said.

The worm ANI, which forces infected computers to download spy programs and Trojans, makes use of a Windows Vista loophole. And the virus can't be prevented as Microsoft won't launch a fix until tomorrow, said Rising Co Ltd, a Beijing-based anti-virus firm.

The worm is the first to target the new Windows operating system, and Rising has received "several hundred" reports about it, according to Lu Lan, Rising's marketing official.

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