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AMD trumpets Windows XP SP2 virus blocker

Chip firm AMD said that now Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 is released, its enhanced virus protection using the NX flag can be enabled on all Athlon 64 processors. AMD said that the enabling of the NX flag will go some way to protect against viruses, worms and Trojans.

Microsoft rep Will Poole, said in AMD's press release: "The combination of Windows XP Services Pack 2 with advanced security technologies and improved hardware technology, as found in enhanced virus protection from AMD, is an important step in providing a multi-layered defence against many common online threats". AMD's NX flag is enabled in Athlon 64 desktop and mobile chips and some code, particularly buffer overflow attacks, from damaging a system.

News source: The Inquirer

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