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    Festive VIRUS Alert

    Not sure if its already well known but a new Virus has entered CyberSpace and plays on the festive season to dupe its victims.

    Basically it will appear as a email with the subject : "Happy new year" and has the attachment "christmas.exe"

    And we all know how popular these types of mails are at this time of year!

    More details @ http://hq.mcafeeasap.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99285

    Name: W32.Maldal.C@mm

    W32.Maldal.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is written in Visual Basic. The worm uses Microsoft Outlook to spread its infection. It also modifies your Internet Explorer home page.

    NOTE: The Web page that is set as the Internet Explorer home page will be detected as JS.Exception.Exploit.

    Also Known As: W32.Zacker.C@mm, W32.Reeezak.A@mm
    Type: Worm
    Infection Length: 37,376
    Virus Definitions: December 19, 2001

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    Yeah, I downloaded my updates this morning and sent an email warning all my friends about it.

    That could be a re-run of snow white virus' popularity last Christmas.


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