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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « on: February 02, 2006, 06:27 PM »
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Did you hear? I don't know the details but rumour has it that there will be a huge virus tomorrow killing everything on your hard disk. I honestly don't believe it, but I backed up everything just to make sure! pray dontknow
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 06:36 PM »
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Might just be a "Millenium Bug" type rumor.
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 07:32 PM »
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I have heard it on other sites as well. Think
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 07:38 PM »
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Load of hype IMO. Sorry, but it's just not possible.
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 08:13 PM »
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I found these articles about the virus...

http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=171476104&p=y7y4768yx
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4673576.stm
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 08:18 PM »
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Thank you for the articles!

I am still worried... But I got my back-up if something happened, I can sleep on both ears!
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 08:19 PM »
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Your welcome goodjob  I was just getting curious so I decided to check it out for sure!
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 08:22 PM »
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I'm not normally one to panic for something like this, but I've got some pretty important things on this pc of me, I would hate the fact of losing it or other people seeing it.
Let's hope it's all just a big rumour... It is driving me insane pullhair
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 08:33 PM »
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Right.

It is not a joke. It is real, quite serious.

There was a special edition of the Spyware weekly newsletter about it today:

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The Kama Sutra worm, which has numerous aliases, is set to deliver its first destructive payload TOMORROW (February 3). This worm is believed to have infected anywhere from 200,000 to 700,000 computers worldwide.

The worm is programmed to destroy numerous antivirus program files and Microsoft Office document files, thirty minutes after an infected machine is powered up, on the third day of each month.

Microsoft has included detection for this worm in its Malicious Software Removal Tool. However, Microsoft is withholding that update from all but paying members of their "Windows Live Safety" and "OneCare" beta services. Microsoft refuses to release the update to the general public, before their regularly scheduled general update, on February 14th. I will have plenty to say about that in tomorrow's newsletter, believe me.

Whether you believe that you are infected or not, you should take precautionary steps now, just in case. Any documents created by Microsoft Office as well as .rar and .zip archives should be backed up and stored on separate, removable storage, such as a CD or DVD. Files and documents of this type will be corrupted beyond repair on infected machines.

Symantec has released a free tool that will remove the virus. Download the tool and run it, even if you are certain that you are not infected. It is a very small file and you have nothing to lose by running it. You don't want to be wrong and lose your boss's spreadsheets, now do you?

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

If you already have an antivirus program, make certain it is updated and run a full scan of your computer.


Get scanning folks! Think
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 08:35 PM »
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I did a clean up, AVG and anti-spyware... Put it on CD, everything that matters to me.
I do hope it's a joke, I'm so paranoid, I'm worrying that the CD might break or something lol
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 08:36 PM »
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Make another copy of the CD then... you can never have too many backups...
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 08:37 PM »
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have u also updated your spyware programmes i.e Ad Aware ?
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 08:37 PM »
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Quote from: "JohnW"
Make another copy of the CD then... you can never have too many backups...


Working on it... I wish I had a fireproved box to put my CD in and keep it a 100 miles from the original roflmao I'm sick...
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #13 on: February 02, 2006, 08:39 PM »
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have u also updated your spyware programmes i.e Ad Aware ?


Not yet, doing that now... Thanks!
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Huge Virus Send Into World Tomorrow « Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 08:40 PM »
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No probs just that so many ppl forget to install a programme like that
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