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    Virus/worm alerts - Busy day

    yikes...these were all from todays alerts...


    W32.Hunch@mm is a mass-mailing worm that modifies the Autoexec.bat file in an attempt to format drive C. It deletes all .ocx, .sys, and .dll files from the C:\_RESTORE folder, and deletes other files that have a randomly chosen extension.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven....hunch@mm.html

    Backdoor.DSNX is a backdoor Trojan horse that can give a hacker access to your computer. Like many other backdoor Trojans, Backdoor.DSNX is controlled by the hacker using IRC channels.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...door.dsnx.html

    W32.Porma@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It copies itself as C:\http.www.sex.com.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven....porma@mm.html

    W32.Sysnom.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that copies itself to C:\Windows \SoftwareKey.exe.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...snom.c@mm.html

    X97M.Booklet.A is a macro virus that infects macros in Microsoft Excel files.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...booklet.a.html

    W32.HLLP.Gosusub is a virus that infects most executable files on all local drives and mapped network drives. It deletes all .txt files that it finds. This virus contains bugs that may cause it to corrupt executable files when it infects them.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...p.gosusub.html
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    Re: Virus/worm alerts - Busy day

    Originally posted by zigar
    yikes...these were all from todays alerts...


    W32.HLLP.Gosusub is a virus that infects most executable files on all local drives and mapped network drives. It deletes all .txt files that it finds. This virus contains bugs that may cause it to corrupt executable files when it infects them.
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...p.gosusub.html
    A virus that has bugs. Too funny.

    I can just see it now. "No thanks I don't want THAT version of the virus.. I'll wait for version 2. Thank YOU very much!!"
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    WOW all thoughs alerts in oneday holy smoke time to update my AV lol, and i hope they don't have any bugs






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    Odd that the number of new viruses (or modifications of old ones) for Windows seems to be at an all time high at the moment. Maybe they are after all those home users who got a new PC for Christmas? Looks like it is worth paying for that AV scanner after all
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    Odd that the number of new viruses (or modifications of old ones) for Windows seems to be at an all time high at the moment. Maybe they are after all those home users who got a new PC for Christmas? Looks like it is worth paying for that AV scanner after all
    Don't worry! It's all part of Microsoft's new committment to making their products more secure =).
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    bugs with bug??? lol...

    be up todate with the virii defn. i just done my...

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    Originally posted by smirc


    Don't worry! It's all part of Microsoft's new committment to making their products more secure =).
    People writing virus's for a system is not really the manufacturers fault. Its the malicious little f#cks who get their kicks out of causing people trouble, and costing industry lotsa $$$...

    I mean, everyone's favourite, linux, is just as vulnerable to virus's as Windows is... its just that the virus writers don't write as many for linux as they do for windows... mainly because Windows is more widely used.....
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    This is a big world and imho all AV vendors should cooperate a bit more then they do today. The first thing they should work out is a name standard.. Most of all virus threats have different names at different vendors and that *ucks.

    It's always a minor problem for me when handlig several AV products (2 different at work and another at home), it's always a searching for the latest updates and verifying of their capability to discover all new threats.

    Some more info to this thread from McAfee Avert.

    AV info from NAI (McAfee - Avert)

    W32/Hunch@MM - 01/28/2002- Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99334.htm
    Backdoor.DSNX - 07/15/2001 - Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99319.htm
    W32.Porma@mm - 01/29/2002- Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99335.htm
    W32.Sysnom.C@mm - 12/11/2001 - Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99313.htm
    X97M.Booklet.A - "No Information Available at NAI?"
    W32.HLLP.Gosusub - "No Information Available at NAI?"

    Other newly discovered virus from NAI:

    W32/Whitebait.gen@MM - 01/29/2002 - Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99336.htm
    W32/Alcop.a@MM - 01/25/2002 - Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99331.htm
    BackDoor-AAB - 01/22/2002 - Low Risk - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99326.htm
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    Nice posts zigor and michael

    Virii writers should learn their trade better me thinks

    Update time...
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