When computer specialists at BMW AG in Munich heard about the 'I Love You' computer virus, they took immediate action. Technicians developed an antivirus program. They asked employees to shut down their computers. Once the computers were restarted, the antivirus program kicked in.
The virus struck last Thursday and disabled computers around the world. Ford Motor Co. shut down its servers while the virus was eradicated. Spokesman Ian Slater said: 'We have a fix and we're implementing it globally.'