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Combat Today's Hackers With These Virus Safeguards

Earlier this year, antivirus king Symantec sent shockwaves through the business community with the statement that antivirus software was “dead”—leaving businesses wondering, now what? Symantec dropped the bombshell to make a point: These days, a PC armed with a good firewall and some topflight antivirus software is simply no match against a sophisticated, determined hacker.

The reason: The number of new viruses unleashed on the public everyday can be as many as 200,000, accruing to Kapersky Lab, a computer security firm.