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After receiving this virus (but not running it, fortunately), I checked it
out and it's real and dangerous. You've probably heard about it already on
the TV, radio and/or newspaper, but for those who haven't, read carefully.
>From Linda Reynolds of Pittsburgh, PA:
"There is a new Email virus going around this morning. It appears to
come from a friend and has the subject of I LOVE YOU. There is an
attachment on the message, double clicking the attachment will send the
message to everyone in your address book. Please delete this message,
DO NOT DOUBLE CLICK the attachment!!!"
Then be sure to delete it from your "Deleted" box or "Wastebasket."
For you doubters, go to the McAfee anti-virus report at
VBS/LoveLetter.worm arrives via email message with one of three subject
"Susitikim shi vakara kavos puodukui..."
The text reads "kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me.", and
the worm is included in the attachment, called "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs"
This worm attempts to send copies of itself through mIRC to the IRC channels
and through Outlook to all address book entries.
VBS/LoveLetter.worm also attempts to download and install an executable file
called WIN-BUGSFIX.EXE, a password stealing program that will email any
cached passwords it finds to the mail address MAILME(a)SUPER.NET.PH.
Another virus which infected our computers at work (company's too cheap to
buy anti-virus software for everyone, I guess) is the KAK worm. Go to
http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=10509 to check this one out.
Virus Name: WScript/Kak.worm
"Email messages written in HTML format will be coded with the Internet worm
on infected systems due to the default signature modification on infected
systems. The email application Outlook is a target of this Internet worm for
propagation due to its support for HTML format messages. If an email message
is coded with the WScript/Kak.worm code and it is allowed to run, files are
written to the local machine in different locations."
I hope not of your computers have been infected.