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VIRUS PROTECTION
 
The latest virii and problems running around are:
  • W32.Gibe@mm
  • W32.Klez.E@mm
  • Linux.Jac.8759
  • W32.Alcarys.D@mm
  • W97M.SMDM.A
  • W32.MyLife@mm

"W32.Gibe@mm is a worm that uses Microsoft Outlook and its own SMTP engine to spread. This worm arrives in an email message--which is disguised as a Microsoft Internet Security Update--as the attachment Q216309.exe. The worm also attempts to copy itself to all locally mapped remote drives. Also known as: W32/Gibe@mm, WORM_GIBE.A, W32/Gibe-A"

"W32.Klez.E@mm is similar to W32.Klez.A@mm. It is a mass-mailing email worm that also attempts to copy itself to network shares. The worm uses random subject lines, message bodies, and attachment file names.
The worm exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express in an attempt to execute itself when you open or even preview the message in which it is contained..."
"...The worm overwrites files and creates hidden copies of the originals. In addition, the worm drops the virus W32.Elkern.3587, which is similar to W32.ElKern.3326. The worm attempts to disable some common antivirus products and has a payload which fills files with all zeroes."

This weeks virus definition updates: Norton Antivirus or McAfee
 

VIRUS HOAXES

 
It's been a few months since my machine was about to die due to SULFNBKN.EXE which a hoax e-mail described as a virus. It is actually an essential file in your operating system and should you have done something silly to it, repair the damage by visiting the Matieland.com download section.

A popular virus hoax moving around displays the following text message: "Recently a new virus was discovered that was classified by MICROSOFT www.microsoft.com and by MCAFEE www.mcafee.com to be the most damaging of all time... "
 

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