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antivirus

Uncertain; a supernatant from bacterial cultures alleged to have antiviral properties.
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As this decade of destructive email viruses, email virus hoaxes, and major network security breaches winds down, it's perhaps fitting to consider the state of security in our industry as we begin the true new millennium in January.
According to Symantec Corporation, developer of Norton [Anti-Virus.sup.TM], there are five recognized types of viruses as well as other types of "malicious" programs that can infect and do damage to computer systems, including Trojan horses, worms, and virus hoaxes. Each is discussed in detail at the Symantec Web site, www.symantec.com.
Powered by Content's MIMEsweeper engine, the e-Sweeper software enables service providers to check all incoming and outgoing e-mails and attachments for content threats, including misuse of e-mail, confidentiality breaches, malicious content, spam, viruses and virus hoaxes. Any potentially dangerous e-mails can then be quarantined by the service.