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Microsoft warns of 3 new flaws in Internet Explorer.

TOKYO, Aug. 21 Kyodo

Microsoft Co., Japanese unit of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp., issued a warning Thursday about three new flaws in its Internet Explorer program that may allow a computer worm to infect computers.

One of the three flaws is classified as the most serious on Microsoft's four-scale rating of vulnerability, the company said.

If users visit a Web site infected with a virus targeting the most serious flaw, programs on their computers are suddenly closed or e-mails and files in the machines may be erased.

Microsoft urged users to immediately visit its Web site to download a free patch.

The latest warning was issued amid the spread of the ''Blaster'' worm targeting Microsoft's operating systems.
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