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Zafi-B, which first surfaced in June, has been the most prevalent virus in the month of September, according to security specialists Sophos.

Accounting for 30.5 per cent of incidents detected by the company, Zafi-B sits above Netsky-P (which accounts for 26.7 per cent of virus reports) and Netsky-D (which accounts for 6.1 per cent. Both these versions surfaced in March 2004) in the top three.

Indeed, there are a total of six Netsky variants in the top ten accounting for 46 per cent of incidents.

'Zafi-B is still loitering in the number one spot - a position it's retained since storming straight in to the top of the chart in June,' said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos. 'The percentage of reports attributed to Zafi-B has gradually declined over the last three months, but it's still a force to be reckoned with. Conversely, the percentage of reports of Netsky-P, number two in the chart for the last few months, is actually growing.'

'Even when viruses aren't hitting the headlines, it's essential that computer users update their anti-virus protection,' she added.

Here is the Sophos virus chart for September (percentage of incidence in brackets):

1 Zafi-B (30.5 per cent)
2 Netsky-P (26.7 per cent)
3 Netsky-D (6.1 per cent)
4 Netsky-Z (5.5 per cent)
5 Bagle-AA (3.8 per cent)
6 MyDoom-O (3.6 per cent)
7 Netsky-B (3.5 per cent)
8 Netsky-Q (2.7 per cent)
9 Lovgate-V (2.6 per cent)
10 Netsky-C (2.0 per cent)

Source : PCPro
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