This year one of the main focuses of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the increasing risk of computer botnets and other types of malicious software (also known as malware).

Microsoft is fighting the war against botnets on both the technological and the legal fronts. To learn more about what you can do to avoid botnets, see How to better protect your computer from botnets and other malware

To find out what Microsoft is doing to combat the problem, see Operation b49: Microsoft takes on the bots.