83Fw: virus alert
- Mar 9, 2001I am sure that you have heard about the virus by now. Below here is more interesting info about it that is new to me.Charlene***********************************
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>NakedWife wormdeletes basic Windows files
>Alias JibJab, this e-mail worm can preventyou from opening applications.
>By Robert Vamosi, Help &
>spreading rapidly via e-mail.
>March 6, 2001
>NakedWife is a new VBS worm that is
>NakedWife (alias JibJab) also deletesimportant files from your Windows
>and System folders. Antivirus softwarevendors are receiving reports from
>within the United States, but it istoo early to assess how quickly
>NakedWife is spreading. NakedWifecurrently ranks as a 6 on the ZDNet
>NakedWife arrives as an e-mail with thefollowing:
>never look like that :)
>Subject: FW: Naked Wife
>Body: My wife
>e-mail itself to all
>If the user clicks on the attachment, the worm will
>the addresses in the Outlook Address Book. It willalso load a "Flash"
>window that will display the followingmessage:
>deletes files with the following extensions:
>DLL, INI, EXE, BMP
>NakedWife will then display the following
>You're now F#*#ED! © 2001 by BGK (Bill Gates
>McAfee are updating their signature
>At present, Trend Micro, Symantec, and
>files to detect and removeNakedWife.
>preventing the latest outbreak:
>Here are the key steps for
>Outlook Security Patch. If you haven't already
>installed it, download theOutlook 98 Security Patch or the Outlook 2000
>Security Patch Please notethat this patch does not include Outlook
>Express. Click here for helpwith installation, or for more information
>infections is not to
>"Don't open attachments!" One way to prevent virus
>open attachments, especially when worms such asNakedWife are being
>actively circulated. Even if the e-mail is from aknown source, be
>careful. A few viruses take the mailing lists from aninfected computer
>and send out new messages with its destructive payloadattached. Always
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