Chinese authorities warn of Valentine's Day virus

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New Delhi, Feb 11: Anti-virus authorities in China have warned computer users to beware of Valentine's Day computer viruses.

Valentine's Day computer viruses, especially "Vbs_Valentin.A", spread chiefly through e-mails or online chat systems; Xinhua quoted China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center experts, as saying.

According to experts, other viruses like "Worm-blebla.B" and "VBS-ILoveyou" are also likely to attack computers if users open e-mails or attachments disguised with Valentine blessings for February 14.

Experts have warned users to be wary of unidentified e-mails, especially those attached with Spanish characters.

They have also alerted Internet shoppers to heed clicks on bogus discount messages from online stores, which may be used to spread viruses.

Suggesting computer users to update their anti-virus software, experts said users must use the real-time computer virus monitoring function while surfing Internet.

ANI

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