Hotmail blindsided by Yaha-E virus
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Hotmail blindsided by Yaha-E virus

The anti-virus protection used by Microsoft's Hotmail service hasn't been updated to protect users against the prolific Yaha-E virus. Register readers have written in to inform us that the McAfee virus scanning engine used by Hotmail does not stop users either sending or receiving the bug, which has become a major nuisance for Internet users. The McAfee virus scanner (Security Services for MSN) used by the revamped Hotmail blocks earlier viruses, such as the Anna Kournikova worm, but not Yaha-E. We understand it is MSN who is most at fault here, for not updating virus definition files to detect a bug, which lest we forget, is now 11 days old.