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Five years. Five long years. Five long, hair pulling, fist pumping, cuss-spouting years.

What are we talking about? Well, it was about five years ago when a little e-mail first made its way around corporate and government networks. Embedded in the e-mailed attatchemt was a handy dandy MS Word macro virus that caused infected computers to send copies of the file out to 50 addresses from the users' e-mail address books.

Her name was Melissa, and her arrival was harbinger of the virus era.

Happy Anniversary Melissa -- you've been a harsh mistress.