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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    Unhappy Fire [wall] Eater

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1666908,00.asp

    Yet another bad guy out there, and this one eats Win XP SP2 F/W ...........

    Top Threat: W32/Bagz-mm
    Discovered on Oct 4, W32/Bagz-mm, spreads using a single- or double-extension executable e-mail attachment, The virus harvests e-mail addresses and uses its own SMTP engine to send copies of itself. Bagz also disables the Windows firewall, and installs its own network driver to bypass third-party firewalls. It also installs a back door and can download files from remote hosts.
    I've just spent a couple of days removing W32/Blaster from several school laptops.
    Is the W32/ front end an indication that it is a generic adaption of same ?

    Or do they pull these names out of a hat ?
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    W32 means that it is a Windows 32 bit "app". It is targeted towards the more modern Windows OS's. IIRC, W97 is a virus targeted at Office 97 products etc.... The initial part of the name indicates the target OS/app.
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
    \"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides

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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    It seems so simple when you see it in writing ............
    Thanks for the input.
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    Pssssst... Foxy.... Most of this stuff is pretty simple... I know.... or I wouldn't get it.....
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
    \"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides

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    Psssssst ...TS .....I'M simple, that's why I don't get it straight away.
    55 - I'm fiftyfeckinfive and STILL no wiser,
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