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MICROCOM'S VIREX FOR THE PC COMBATS NEW MICHELANGELO VIRUS; LATEST UPGRADE INCLUDES DETECTORS FOR VIRUS SCHEDULED TO STRIKE MARCH 6 (Product Announcement)

 MICROCOM'S VIREX FOR THE PC COMBATS NEW MICHELANGELO VIRUS; LATEST UPGRADE INCLUDES DETECTORS FOR VIRUS SCHEDULED TO STRIKE MARCH 6
 NORWOOD, Mass., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Microcom Inc. (NASDAQ: MNPI), developer of PC and Macintosh connectivity and utility products, announced today that version 2.1 of Virex for the PC, its popular anti-virus software, can detect and remove the Michelangelo virus. The Michelangelo virus, a variant of the "stoned" virus, is scheduled to attack on March 6th, the artist's birthday.
 Once the virus is in memory, it can infect both the hard drive's partition table and diskette boot sectors. If the virus is not removed by March 6, it will format the computer's hard drive by overwriting it with random characters from system memory, thus erasing all files on the hard drive.
 Virex for the PC can detect and remove the Michelangelo virus from a boot sector or partition table without damaging the uninfected data. Users who install Virex for the PC will also be protected against the onslaught of future viruses.
 "Microcom is pleased to offer users a timely solution to such a serious problem," stated Robert Capon, general manager for Microcom's Utilities Product Group. "The only way to truly protect machines from such attacks is through the installation of anti-virus software, such as Virex for the PC."
 Virex for the PC 2.1 also contains a new interface for the VPCScan(tm) program, as well as the ability to be loaded into high memory. These two new features ensure that Virex is more compliant with individual users' needs. Virex for the PC offers users a menu-driven scanner interface and direct access from within Windows. Because Virex for the PC can be loaded in high memory, users are able to utilize base memory for other applications.
 Virex for the PC is updated quarterly with the ability to detect and repair files infected by newly discovered viruses. Registered users who purchased Virex for the PC after June 30, 1991 will receive a free upgrade as part of their six-month free subscription service. Users who purchased Virex for the PC prior to that date can purchase the upgrade for $25.
 Technical support is available through the Utilities Help Hotline. Additional support and information is available from Microcom's UPGate(tm) BBS by calling 919-419-1602 (eight databits, one stopbit, no parity).
 Shipping immediately, Virex for the PC 2.1 is available for $99.95. For more product information, please contact 919-490-1277.
 Microcom is a PC connectivity company headquartered in Norwood, Mass., with offices in Danbury, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Durham, N.C.; Caguas, Puerto Rico; and international offices in France, Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.K.
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 NOTE: UPGate and VPCScan are trademarks of Microcom Systems, Inc. Microcom and Virex are registered trademarks of Microcom Systems Inc. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective holders.
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 /CONTACT: Sally Winship, 617-551-1958; or Robert Capon, 919-490-1277, of Microcom/
 (MNPI) CO: Microcom, Inc. ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT


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