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bczoom
01-02-2007, 11:21 AM
Article is here (http://news.com.com/2100-7349_3-6146321.html)

An e-mail worm disguised as a New Year's greeting is making the rounds on the Internet.

Worm-laden messages are titled "Happy New Year" and contain an attachment called either postcard.exe or postcard.zip, according to experts at VeriSign's iDefense Labs, which provides information on security flaws and exploits. If the attachment is opened, malicious software is downloaded from the Internet and can infect computers running Windows operating systems.

Once a computer is infected, it looks for open mail proxies and begins spamming mail to infect other computers. The worm is already moving quickly across the Internet, at a rate of five e-mails per second on at least one large network, according to the iDefense Labs Web site.

Junkman
01-02-2007, 11:46 AM
All ready got this one from a "trusted" person!!!! You need to turn off the RESTORE feature of XP prior to removal of the worm. Otherwise, it will hide in the restore files and keep coming back. More of a nuisance than anything else. What I don't understand, is if AVG is scanning the email as it arrives, then how does it get past.

DaveNay
01-02-2007, 11:53 AM
Sigh....yet again another reminder to not open executable and/or zip files sent to you via email.