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    Pentagone, Goner or Gone.. Whatever you call it, it doesn't look very nice.

    Rather nasty looking little virus... can disable lots of security programs on your computer, and is capable of DoSing IRC servers... Read the article below if you want...


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    Exclamation Goner

    I heard on the radio today that Symantec and McAfee have already posted updates on their pages to deal with this one.

    http://www.symantec.com

    http://www.McAfee.com
    "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"

    "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."

    -Occam's Razor

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    Ouroboros, yes both Symantec & McAfee has posted AV updates for the virus/worm.. I was only posting it as an interest item, as shown to us by Nimda & Code Red although the updates are available, many users haven't got them...

    I'm one of the paranoid ones.. I update my Antivirus software everyday and scan it every morning and on boot....
    -Matty_Cross
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    I'm almost as paranoid... I scan every night at 10:00 and update every friday.
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them.
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
    (The Lord Of The Rings)
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    I have to update allmost every day, this is madness. Where is the world coming to?
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    The world is not enough

    [Sorry, couldn't help the joke about the Bond film there]
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them.
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
    (The Lord Of The Rings)
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    virus

    We got a copy of it emailed to us yesterday. Fortunately, everyone here is learning not to run attachments. Even though the av programs didn't see it, the end user was suspicious of it, and sent it to me instead of opening it. I have running it just for fun, but gotta set up a mahine off my network first.
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    Can you send it to me in a password protected ZIP file (with the password, obviously) carefully labelled so that i know what it is:

    chronatonburst@hotmail.com

    I collect viruses!
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them.
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
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    Just checked one of my email accounts and had this McAfee dispatch.. *wonders when he was silly enough to sign up to it*
    Just thought I'd post it... a little information never hurt a lot of people..


    ------------------------------------------------------------
    ** EMERGENCY VIRUS ALERT - W32/Goner@MM **
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear ######,

    McAfee.com has seen an OUTBREAK of computers infected with
    W32/Goner@MM, also known as Pentagone, Goner or Gone. This
    is a NEW, HIGH RISK virus that spreads via Microsoft Outlook
    email and ICQ instantmessaging programs. This mass-mailing
    worm will arrive from someone you know with the following
    email message:

    Subject: Hi

    Body: How are you ?
    When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you
    I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!

    Attachment: GONE.SCR

    Goner has a DESTRUCTIVE PAYLOAD. When the attachment is
    opened, it will look for a variety of anti-virus, firewall
    and other security programs and attempt to delete them,
    along with ALL FILES in the same directory. This worm
    will also place a trojan, REMOTE32.INI, on the system, which
    contains instructions to attempt Denial-of-Service attacks
    on other IRC users.

    For detection and removal instructions for the
    W32/Goner@MM virus, click here.
    ===> http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy...n.asp?cid=2639
    -Matty_Cross
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    But when you\'re good and crazy, hehe, the skies the limit!!\"
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    Oh yeah, and here's another link from that same email..
    its got a little more additional info on the worm..

    http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/vir...oner/?cid=2639
    -Matty_Cross
    \"Isn\'t sanity just a one trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick. Rational Thinking.
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