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Microsoft Joins 'Blackworm' D-Day Warning Chorus

Microsoft issued an official security advisory to back up a warning from its anti-malware researchers that the worm—known as Kama Sutra, Blackworm, MyWife.E, Nyxem.E—is programmed to "permanently corrupt a number of common document format files on the third day of every month.

When the worm activates, it destroys all Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, ZIP and PSD files on all available drives.

Hopefully this will not be an issue for you.  If you are one of the many users I have run into running expired trial versions of McAfee or Norton, you don't need to pay to protect.  AVG has a free anti-virus product that works great.  Get it here.

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 9:52 AM Security | Back to top

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