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Sophos launches antivirus for Klingons

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Sophos is planning free virus and spyware scans for members of the Klingon empire, with a new antivirus product now available for those who speak the Star Trek-inspired language.

Klingon Anti-Virus is due to launch in July according to this Sophos web page, although the software appears to be already available for download.

However, it looks like Sophos isn't quite ready to tell the universe about the product just yet - the text at the top of the web page currently says "Req action: Mktg to review wording and imagery (better screenshots required etc..), and QA to check links."

Supporting Windows 2000, XP and Vista, Klingon Anti-Virus can be run without deactivating your current anti-virus software, according to Sophos. The security firm says the software can "quickly perform an on-demand scan and find viruses, spyware, adware, zero-day threats, Betazoid sub-ether porn diallers and Tribbles that your existing protection might have missed".

However, the company warns that the software has compatibility issues "with the version of msxml4.dll used by cloaking devices on Romulan-modded D7-class battle cruisers. Installing this software on such vessels is punishable by ordeal of Ginst'a'Ed".

The Klingon language was originally devised by linguist Marc Okrand for the Star Trek universe, but a number of devoted Trekkies have learned to converse in it. Klingon is now the most widely spoken fictional language in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World.


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