General Info as to new Virus Alert.

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General Info as to new Virus Alert.
« on: January 05, 2006, 04:45:37 pm »
It came to my attention this morning that there is a new Virus Alert out, beginning tonight for a
re-release of the SOBER virus. Not the original, but a new variant of it. So anyone running
Windows should check that their Win-Update has downloaded the new Microsoft Patch to assist
in preventing infection. The virus is being spread through e-mail. I'd hate to see everyones
hard work go Bye-bye or suffer a set-back.

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Excerpt from my Local Newspaper:


"Microsoft Corp. released software to protect users of the Windows OS from a fresh attack from the "Sober" e-mail worm, timed to begin this week during the 87th anniversary of the
Nazi Party's founding. A variant of the worm,.....,is scheduled to arrive Friday, MS Co. spokesman Erik Denny said in an e-mailed statement.

The threat comes as Microsoft works to shore up another weakness in Windows. The company said Tuesday that a flaw discovered Dec.27th won't be fixed until next week."

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Even though the Sober Worm has a Low-Level Threat assesment, here is the link to the page
at Microsoft relating to detection and removal of Sober and other Worms, and malware.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/encyclopedia/details.aspx?name=Win32%

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Re: General Info as to new Virus Alert.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 07:52:51 pm »
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Perfectly fine and thanks  :afro

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Re: General Info as to new Virus Alert.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 05:30:08 pm »
XP downloads updates as does my virus scanner immediately when they are released. So I'm sure I have it. :) A good reminder though.


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Re: General Info as to new Virus Alert.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006, 08:27:25 pm »
Im sure many of us are alerted by email from various companies (i myself am alerted by 3 different sites lol) but many many thanks Gamer for taking tthe time to let us all know.

Its people like yourself that we have at DG that makes this a nice and welcoming place to be.  :smiley

 


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