YET ANOTHER VIRUS ALERT
- BE CAREFUL
A new variant of the polymorphic worm Magistr is
spreading fast on the Internet. This new variant is
Magistr.B, when triggered, will overwrites hard drives
with junk value, will erase CMOS and BIOS on the
infected system (something like the dangerous CIH
virus) thereby rendering the computer unusable.
Magistr.B arrives as an email with the following
Attachment: [random file with an exe, bat, pif, com
And then searches for all sent email addresses from
Eudora, Outlook, Netscape Messenger and other Internet
email clients, and sends messages to up to 100 people.
It also bypasses Microsoft�s Outlook Security Patch
and will infect files on all shared network resources.
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