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    Alert - New Worm (not Goner)

    Taken from yahoo.com -

    Computer security experts warn a new holiday-themed computer virus is winding its way through the Internet today.

    The worm, known by several names including W32.Zacker.C and W32.Maldal.C, is similar to the recent Goner worm in that it attacks computers that run Microsoft's Windows operating systems and Microsoft's Outlook e-mail program.

    The new worm arrives in an e-mail with the subject line of "Happy New Year." The body of the message says: "Hii [sic] I can't describe my feelings. But all i [sic] can say is Happy New Year bye."

    Attached to the e-mail is a file called "Christmas.exe" which contains the malicious computer programming. When an unsuspecting recipient opens the file, the computer displays a holiday greeting showing Santa Claus and a message that says: "From the heart, Happy new year [sic]!"

    As the PC shows the electronic greeting, security experts say the worm sends copies of itself to all the e-mail addresses stored in the now-infected computer's Outlook program. The worm will then begin to delete files including any anti-virus programs and possibly critical Windows components from the computer's hard drive and install instructions to spread the worm every time the computer is restarted.

    The worm also appears to spread through instant chat programs such as Microsoft's Messenger.

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    Re: Alert - New Worm (not Goner)

    Originally posted by uraloony
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    Computer security experts warn a new holiday-themed computer virus is winding its way through the Internet today.

    The worm, known by several names including W32.Zacker.C and W32.Maldal.C, is similar to the recent Goner worm in that it attacks computers that run Microsoft's Windows operating systems and Microsoft's Outlook e-mail program.


    I have also heard of this worm being called the "Christmas.exe".. I read it somewhere today, actually. It was either at Kaspersky or on alt.comp.virus....


    Either way, it's good to see threads like this back on the home page. Whats a security site without virus alerts? Probably something like a porn site without porn!
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    Re: Re: Alert - New Worm (not Goner)

    Originally posted by Conf1rm3d_K1ll



    I have also heard of this worm being called the "Christmas.exe".. I read it somewhere today, actually. It was either at Kaspersky or on alt.comp.virus....


    Either way, it's good to see threads like this back on the home page. Whats a security site without virus alerts? Probably something like a porn site without porn!
    Kill - I just posted about the christmas.exe - Its in my original post
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