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No system is immune to viruses. Unfortunately, discovering these security weaknesses is usually left up to virus and worm writers and hackers. If you aren't the first one attacked, there are usually patches available to inoculate your system. Writer Mandy Andress discusses a procedure for keeping your patches installed and up-to-date on InformIT. Here is a bit about that procedure and a list of sites you can visit to find out about new patches.
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