Research: Holes found in PC virus defences

People using Windows computers were unprotected against new viruses for 56 days this year, research shows. Security firm Ironport counted how long it took anti-virus firms to produce an antidote following the first appearance of a malicious program.

It found that, on average, anti-virus firms took 17 hours to respond to new threats. Some viruses took far longer to tackle and in one case specific defences took more than three weeks to appear. BBC NEWS | Technology | Holes found in PC virus defences

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