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Trend Micro Inc. will launch a new product next week to provide Y2K protection against a possible outbreak of computer intruders that could hit at the end of this year, officials said. Trend Micro said many users are not protected against attacks from malicious code writers trying to damage computer systems over the Y2K period. "We expect hoaxes and misinformation to be coming around the new year, causing lots of problems," said Dan Schrader, vice president of new technology for Trend. "We're already seeing signs of this happening." The company's new product, Interscan 2000, is designed to "defend against viruses, malicious codes, hoaxes and other Y2K content security threats during the Millennium crunch." -- Reuters