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AVG threat map
Research of a different kind is being carried out at antivirus company AVG's lab in Brno, in the Czech Republic.
While AVG wouldn't let silicon.com's sister site CNET show you screenshots of precisely how they take down a virus, here's the threat map their analysts see.
To see what else goes on inside an antivirus lab, check out Restricted area - behind the scenes at AVG's virus lab.
Photo: Seth Rosenblatt/CNET