School computer networks running Microsoft Outlook eMail systems were among the millions around the world affected May 4 by a new software virus known as the "love bug."

The virus spread quickly around the world, swamping U.S. computer networks with eMails titled "ILOVEYOU," after crippling computers in Asia and Europe.

"We had to shut down the eMail server for several hours this morning," said Bob Moore, director of instructional technology for the Blue Valley School District in Kansas, immediately after the outbreak. "Our virus protection software did not have [the virus] in its profile, but


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