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  • David Matthew
    You might like to see and be aware of this message. ... From: Magdalena Gorrell Guimaraens To: Sent: Saturday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 11, 2000
      You might like to see and be aware of this message.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Magdalena Gorrell Guimaraens <mgg@...>
      To: <YORKSGEN-L@...>
      Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2000 9:56 AM
      Subject: VIRUS/WORM Alert - Navidad


      I don't usually post virus alerts but this is a bonafide worm that is
      beginning to spread. The name "Navidad" on the attachment means
      Christmas in Spanish. Due to the very interntional nature of our
      connections and because this spreads through known e-mails, I thought
      it might be a good idea to post this warning. So, keep your eyes open
      and make sure you upgrade your personal anti-virus programs!

      Magdalena

      «W32/Navidad@M is an Internet worm that spreads using the Windows email
      program Outlook. On 11/10/00 AVERT upgraded its risk assessment from low
      to MEDIUM-ON WATCH, due to a significant increase in infection levels
      worldwide.

      The email can come from addresses that you will recognize. Attached is a
      file named NAVIDAD.EXE and when it is run, it displays a dialog box
      entitled, "Error" which reads "UI". A blue eye icon then appears in the
      system tray next to the clock in the lower right corner of the screen,
      and a copy of the worm is saved to the file "winsvrc.vxd" in the WINDOWS
      SYSTEM directory. If your PC becomes infected with the W32/Navidad@M
      worm, all subsequent emails addressed to you will be responded to
      automatically with an email from your address with the W32/Navidad@M
      worm as an attachment.»


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