Fw: virus info
- Hi all:
I think this note from Judii Rempel will be of interest to all of you.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Rempel" <rempel@...>
To: "Gordon Hulbert" <Gordon@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:03 PM
Subject: virus info
> Gordon - I just rec'd this yesterday from our Security guy at City. If
> you think it's useful, feel free to pass it along to the dist-gen..
> Do not blindly "click" on everything that arrives in your Inbox.
> Ensure that your antivirus protection is up-to-date and be suspicious of
> unsolicited e-mails, particularly those with attachments.
> A new e-mail worm is circulating that has the potential to severely
> damage machines that it infects. It can potentially delete all the files
> on a computer's hard drive.
> Signs of the virus: E-mails containing the worm may contain the subject:
> "Re: AVAR (Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers," and have the
> following three attachments:
> Win<several characters>.Txt (12.6 KB) Music_1.htm
> Win<several characters>.Gif (120 Bytes) Music_2.ceo
> Win<several characters>.pif
> Once it is run, Winevar deposits a variant of the Funlove virus on
> infected machine, and attempts to shut down processes used by your
> computer's antivirus software. When infected machines are rebooted, the
> worm displays a dialogue box titled
> "Make a fool of oneself" with the message
> "What a foolish thing you have done!"
> Clicking the OK button in the dialogue box will delete all unopened
> files on the computer's hard drive.
> For more information, visit
> In Kinship,
> Judith Rempel, Webster
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