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AMD heeft gister aangekondigd dat in de nieuwe Windows XP SP 2 de Enhanced Virus Protection aangezet kan worden op alle Athlon 64 processoren. De unieke hard- en software combinatie is ontwikkeld om computers te beschermen tegen virussen, wormen en Trojan Horses.

AMD Athlon 64 gebruikers kunnen nou met een gerust hart de dagelijkse dingen doen op hun computer, zonder bang te zijn voor virussen. "AMD is taking a leadership role to deliver a more secure computing experience for home and business users with the enablement of Enhanced Virus Protection on all AMD Athlon 64 processors in the market today," aldus Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD’s Computation Products Group. "The sophistication of viruses has raised the need for security prevention at all platform levels. AMD has addressed this need with Enhanced Virus Protection making the AMD Athlon 64 family of processors the only high-performance PC processors available today that offer this enhanced level of security."

"The combination of Windows XP Service 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 defense against many common online threats," zegt Will Poole, senior vice president, Windows Client Business, Microsoft Corp. "Security is an issue that requires industry-wide collaboration and we are pleased to be working with AMD to deliver a more secure computing experience for our mutual customers."