Well known antivirus company Kaspersky Labs has released its Virus Top 20 for March 2004

Reveals that March was an even more virus filled month than February. March’s chart included 11 new mail worms, almost double the number in February's list.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  April 4, 2004

Statistics for March show that the Netsky worm dominated the charts accounted for over half of all attacks. Worms from the Netsky family made a significant impact in March, with four versions appearing in the first 9 positions. Netsky was also the initiator of a virtual war, deleting Mydoom, Bagle and Mimail from machines infected by these viruses: an antivirus virus. This action, together with the rapid propagation of Netsky led to three groups of virus writers writing insults directed at the other groups into the code of their viruses. Those viruses which have appeared in the Top Twenty before also show interesting results. Naïve or careless users managed to keep Swen, Klez.h and also three worms (a, c and the polymorphic q) from the Mimail family in the ratings. Other malicious programs made up a significant amount of virus traffic; over 1200 different malicious programes were detected last month. Kaspersky Labs Top 20 1 +1 I-Worm.Moodown.b (NetSky.b) 53% 2 -1 I-Worm.Mydoom.a 12% 3 New I-Worm.NetSky.d 9% 4 - I-Worm.Mydoom.e 5% 5 New I-Worm.NetSky.q 3% 6 -3 I-Worm.Swen 2% 7 New PSW-Worm 2% 8 New I-Worm.Mydoom.g 2% 9 +6 I-Worm.NetSky.c 2% 10 New I-Worm.Bagle.i 1% 11 New I-Worm.Bagle.s 0.5% 12 New I-Worm.Bagle.j 0.5% 13 -5 I-Worm.Klez.h 0.5% 14 New I-Worm.Bagle.e 0.5% 15 New I-Worm.Bagle.g 0.5% 16 -6 I-Worm.Mimail.q 0.5% 17 New I-Worm.Lentin.v 0.5% 18 -11 I-Worm.Mimail.a 0.5% 19 -7 I-Worm.Mimail.c 0.5% 20 New I-Worm.Bagle.c 0.5% Other Malicious Programs 4%

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