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    Default Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    An alert has been sounded for Friday, when a computer virus that mostly comes in as a deceptive-looking attachment and uses the mail address of the targeted system to spreading further, is expected to disrupt systems.

    "Since this virus (categorised as a mass mailing worm) was not detected earlier it may have already landed in your system long back and will remain dormant. The virus starts attacking on 3rd of every month starting from February 3rd of 2006," says Stanley Rakesh, an entrepreneur running Fire Antivirus, a Chennai-based software company.

    Computer security company F-Secure said on its website that the virus has several names, with the main identity being Nyxem.E It has the following aliases: W32.Blackmal.E@mm, Email-Worm.Win32.Nyxem.e, W32/MyWife.d@MM, Kama Sutra.

    The following data was released by Fire on the new threat:

    Attack: The nature of the virus is destructive and will attack files with extension .doc , .pdf , .xls , .zip , .ppt , ...etc. This will also attack antivirus applications making the system more vulnerable for future attacks.

    Characteristics: It contains its own SMTP engine and spreads through shared network and mass mailing. It attacks Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows XP systems.

    Risk Level: Distribution - High ; Destruction : High

    Preventive Measure:

    All machines should be updated and scanned individually.

    Do not open any attachment file at least for the next two days.

    System date can be forwarded.

    Important files like .doc , .xls , .zip .pdf can be renamed. All data should be backed up.

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    Bad virus...killing .zip roms...

    I hate half of you...especially the dumb ones.
    Some of you are on my blacklist and so shall be any asswife that tries to prove he's worth anything.
    If this post somewhat offends your silly arse,then I proved my point.
    You have been warned so don't cry to your momma about it later on...or any mods for that matter.

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    i suppose if you're dumb enough to download and execute a suspicious attachment, you deserve to be infected.
    I hate all of you, especially donkeyknob.

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    is this a joke?
    MARIO RULES

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    Anyone affected by this virus.

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    Install an antivirus(there are several free ones) and keep it's database updated. Problem solved.
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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    Even better dont open email attachments from people you dont know.

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    People who are well protected (AV and firewall) and surf and mail wise shouldn't have any problems. Mmm, about 200GB of zipped stuff on my PC, so it better not strike me... Thanks for the info, Butters

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    Over 700,000 computers got infected around the world.

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    Default Re: Nyxem.E Virus will Strike Tomorrow.

    i use avast and my AV is up to date, as far as i know i have not been affected, i have not received any emails from unkowns and am working fine thankfully, knock on wood.

    thanx for the heads up, but i think the warning has passed now.


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