Win2k virus beats Win2k to release

The first of many spotted

Windows 2000 hasn't even been released yet, but virus writers are already hard at work. A new virus called Win2K.Inta - written by the 29A virus group – has been identified. Win2K.Inta was spotted by F-Secure – the anti-virus firm formerly known as Data Fellows. Mikko Hypponen, head of anti-virus research at F-Secure, said it is not a major threat as it only infects Windows 2000 program files and older versions of Windows are therefore immune. But it won't be the last Win2k virus we see, he said. "Now we can expect virus writers to include Windows 2000 compatibility as a standard feature in new viruses." More information on the virus can be found here ®

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