US Lawmaker wants to make Antivirus software LAW

From Yahoo News:

One lawmaker has a possible solution to the increasing problem of computer viruses: requiring all computer users in the United States to install antivirus software on their PCs.

“Is it time for the federal government to develop some kind of Internet security agency that would develop standards for all legitimate software, require automatic update and patching, and establish a base level for every single computer in the country?” Bass said during the hearing in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

“Is there any reason why any computer in this country shouldn’t have some kind of antivirus software on it as a requirement?” Bass asked.