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My phone was ringing off the hook one recent Saturday, three calls in just a few hours from different people claiming to be from Microsoft or other software companies, all with the same alarming news: A virus had been spotted on my computer. My machine would be crippled unless I followed their advice and downloaded a program to fix the problem. … Back to Article

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