New computers not adequately protected from viruses: report
Most new home computers are not adequately protected from viruses and should carry better defensive software, a new report says.
Research conducted by the Australian Consumers' Association, and published in the magazine Computer Choice, found most new PCs come packaged only with very basic trial anti-virus software.
The report says the number of computer viruses has increased exponentially over the past decade, from a few thousand to more than 11 million.
"In the past few years, viruses have become increasingly able to take advantage of our always-on computers, spreading around the world in a matter of hours," the report says. New computers not adequately protected from viruses: report: News: PCs
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