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By Liane M. Gouthro

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in every 300

e-mail messages contain a virus; that figure could rise to 1 in 10 by 2007
SOURCE: MessageLabs

Security Guard: Protect your company from the latest Web and e-mail threats with Norton Internet Security 2002 ( This version can handle script-based viruses like Anna Kournikova even before they're known and also stops e-mail propagation of worms and the leaking of confidential information during instant messaging. You can block employee visits to unauthorized Web sites and the running of Trojans and dangerous peer-to-peer applications on your company network. A reduced $69.95 price (all prices street) includes a firewall, a network intrusion detector, a configurable set of antivirus tools and a year of threat updates.

One for All: Don't settle for just one operating system. Connectix's Virtual PC for Windows ( lets you create multiple virtual machines with different OSes-or different versions of the same OS-on one computer. For $199, you can test software or run older applications on a new PC without creating partitions or erasing your data.

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