Talk about political
connections. Copresco president Steve Johnson last
month received an unexpected present from Illinois State Senator Peter
Roskama computer virus.
Steve, of course, was the unintended victim of the virus that had infected the senators computer. Thats the way of viruses. They travel fastand attack without warning.
B-Trans was wreaking havoc with thousands of computers, it was
automatically destroyed before reaching Steves workstation by
Coprescos leading edge virus protection system.
Copresco follows a strict regimen to
protect our digital network and client files.
We update our protection daily to prevent the latest viruses from causing serious harm. We also carefully check all customer files received over the Internet or on removable media.
According to the experts, tens of thousands of viruses and worms are in existence today.
definition, a virus is a program or piece of code thats sent to your
computer without your knowledge and runs without your consent. Many viruses can
also replicate themselves.
Computer viruses are manmade. Even a simple virus is dangerous. It can use up your memory and crash your system. A more dangerous type is a virus that spreads across networks and bypasses security systems.
back to the floppy disk era of files transfer. Today, they can be spread via
e-mail, internet downloads or removable media. They can pose as informative
messages or masquerade as screensavers.
Regardless of the means of transmission or their modus operandi, these villains cost businesses millions of dollars each year, not to mention the frustration and anxiety of losing data and corrupting files.
years, viruses that attack Microsoft products have received the lions
share of attention. Thats simply because the Windows operating system and
Microsoft suite of applications are the most popular in the world.
Hackers can attack anywhere at any time. Therefore, thoughtful antivirus protection is required for all your companys PC, Mac or other computer platforms.
Who would have guessed that Copresco would be running seven different operating systems on our network? So, remember to protect your network servers and all of your workstations.
are deadly, but they can be contained. As we have continued to preach, the
first line of defense is to install an antivirus protection program and update
We also have more ammunition to help you in the crusade.
In our March issue, we will present Coprescos Ten Commandments for Fighting Deadly Viruses.
The most popular Mac
protection site, but also for PC and even Palm:
Most popular Windows site, but filled with annoying advertising:
Another informative site, offering a product that supports all platforms:
Please note: Copresco doesnt endorse any product. We do strongly recommend that you choose and use a virus protection program now.
Butler has joined Copresco as a sale representative.
He has extensive experience in the technical publishing, software develop-ment, training and technical products manufacturing fields.
Barry previously served in sales with Ikon Document Services and Beta Graphics Corporation.
He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. degree in business administration.
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