Here's the story:<br><br>Winevar-A, the latest mass mailing virus, adds insult to injury for infected victims. <br><br>As well as attempting to delete files and sending repeating HTTP requests to Symantec's Web site (an unsophisticated DDoS ploy), Winevar also displays a rude message. <br><br>The virus normally arrives by email with an infected attachment. If Windows PC users click on the attachment, the virus gets to work screwing up systems. <br><br>Winevar-A is a dropper for the W32/Flcss virus and a worm which spreads by emailing itself via SMTP to addresses on the local computer. It also tries to terminate AV and security programs running on a machine. <br><br>And there's more. <br><br>On system restart Winevar-A displays the message "Make a fool of oneself: What a foolish thing you've done!". <br><br>If users press the OK button the worm deletes all deletable files in all folders. <br><br>I'd like the message more if it read, "What a foolish thing you've done! You got a Dell!" <br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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#27865 - 11/29/0201:34 PMRe: Virus story from The Register
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'd like the message more if it read, "What a foolish thing you've done! You got a Dell!" <p><hr></blockquote><p><br>How about; "If you had a Mac you wouldn't have this problem. So switch already! Virus provided courtesy of whoeverwrotethevirusprogram.com."<br><br>
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The shame of is that most pc users just want their e-mail,go online,do their banking,and play games.<br>It's not a funny thing,they are just users.<br>Some have collected years of data financial records and to have file like that deleted could be devastating.<br>On my AMD box,I keep the virus protection up to date,no e-mail accounts what so ever.<br>You bet Im glad to have my Mac's those things are not Mac compatible<br><br><br>
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