What kind of a sick person creates a computer virus ? With all the sophistication available today, can’t the origin of a new virus be tracked down ? And, if a person is convicted of having created a virus (playfully or spitefully), what legal action can be taken ? I have heard rumors that some ‘anti-Microsoft group’ is/was primarily responsible. I’ve even heard that the companies that create the ‘cure’, ‘create their own market’. Can anyone claim with conviction that their system is virus free ? Is it possible that the ISP do real time monitoring of viruses ( or are they already doing it ineffectively ???) ? What an enormous waste of valuable computing time it is in real time virus monitoring !