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Virgin Media to Warn Users of Botnet Computers

Subscribers to Virgin Media who are running infected machines and are part of botnets can expect to be notified by the company, telling the user to increase their security, as part of a new initiative.

Virgin Media, which is the UK’s third-largest ISP, will look to match compromised IP addresses collected by the Shadowserver Foundation, and other researchers, to its client’s list, according to The Register. Any machine found to be infected will be invited to download free cleaning software and anti-virus program to remove the infection and protect the machine in the future.

The company plans to send hundreds of notifications per week.

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