Fri, 19 May 2000 11:25:58 -0400 (EDT)
Our IT guy wrote:
> A dangerous new virus has been found in the wild yesterday.
> The NewLove.A virus will have its Subject as
> FW: < something random will be here>
> It will have an Visual Basic attachment of a random name ending in .Vbs
> - Don't open any .Vbs attachments!
> - Delete anything that is sent to you with a .Vbs extension!
> - Update your anti virus software.
> - Scan for Viruses.
> - For more information check http://www.cert.org
> By the way, Don't issue virus warnings such as this one without verifying
> from CERT that it isn't a hoax.
> When this worm is first run, it places a copy of itself in the Windows
> folder and gives itself a name from either the Recent Documents folder, or
> uses a random name with a random extension.
> VBS/Newlove.a uses Microsoft Outlook to send copies of itself to all entries
> in the address book. It also searches all drives connected to the host
> system and replaces each file with copies of itself and adds the extension
> .VBS to the original filename.
> This worm uses Microsoft Outlook to send copies of itself to all entries in
> the address book. It searches all drives connected to the host system and
> replaces all files with copies of itself and adds the extension .VBS to the
> original filename.
Actually this virus sounds so destructive the host system (Windows) will
die before too many people are infected. Anyway, keep your eyes on the
puck, and your stick on the ice.
Patient ID: #1
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