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More than 2.7 million Netsky virus-infected e-mails cleaned by EIM Mail Anti Virus Service

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, March 28 - 2004 @ 17:30

EIM officially announced today that more than 2.7 million e-mails infected by the new global Netsky virus sent to its subscribers were totally cleaned. Netsky virus mass attack has been detected by EIM Mail Anti Virus Service since 21 March 2004.

“Imagine what would have happened to EIM subscribers if we have not incorporated this anti virus application into our e-mail architecture?” said Abdulla Hashim, Senior Manager Business Development & Sales, EIM. “We want our subscribers to be aware with the size and volume of threat they would have been exposed to if this dynamic protection mechanism was not functioning. This is why whenever an e-mail is cleaned a message is sent to its recipient informing him/her that EIM has removed a virus from his/her messages.”

EIM anti virus is a free service automatically offered to all subscribers for a period of one year until 22 December 2004, after which subscribers will have the option either to continue with it and pay minimal fees or unsubscribe and no charges will be paid.

About Emirates Internet and Multimedia
Emirates Internet and Multimedia (EIM) is the Internet service provider arm of Etisalat and was launched in March 2000. Emirates Internet and Multimedia has consistently introduced innovative products including BusinessOne and Al Shamil, the high speed ADSL Internet connections, online registrations, Pre-paid, ‘dial ‘n’ surf’ and Albahhar portal. Today the UAE has more than 1 million users; placing the country in the top 20 most Internet wired countries in the world.

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