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New Worm Virus

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http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=174904839

Here is the link.  It is supposed to happen 1/5/2006.

Make sure your virus protection is updated.

Okay here is the latest scoop from my husband......this is his field....he is responsible for thousands of computers.  He just told me, that Microsoft won't have the fix patch till next Tuesday.  Till then, do not open any Jpeg. Jpg., type file programs...those are the ones most affected.  Your virus protection should catch most otherthings but do not download any jpeg, jpg programs till you can go to Microsoft and get the "patch fix" next Tuesday.....................

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Thanks for the info, Sandy! I check for updates to my virus protection and adware/spyware first thing every morning. I'll make sure I get the Microsoft patch as soon as it's available.

takeitez's avatar - japheth

Thanks Sandy,

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angelm's avatar - anne

Thanks  for the info Sandy!

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There is a patch available here:

http://grc.com/sn/notes-020.htm

 

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Sandy K, thanks for the info

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I think I am just gonna wait till next Tuesday.....and get it from Microsoft.

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I just got an email from a FRIEND WHO SAID THERE IS A BUDWEISER FROG EMAIL CONTAING AN OFFER FOR A SCREENSAVER GOING AROUND THAT SHUTS DOWN THE COMPUTERS HARD DRIVE AND WIPES EVERYTHING OUT. hE SAID SO NOT FOR ANY REASON OPEN ANY SCREEN SAVER OFFER RESEMBLING BUDWISER FROGS.

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Thank You, will pass on the info.

 

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I just got an email from a FRIEND WHO SAID THERE IS A BUDWEISER FROG EMAIL CONTAING AN OFFER FOR A SCREENSAVER GOING AROUND THAT SHUTS DOWN THE COMPUTERS HARD DRIVE AND WIPES EVERYTHING OUT. hE SAID SO NOT FOR ANY REASON OPEN ANY SCREEN SAVER OFFER RESEMBLING BUDWISER FROGS.

That's a hoax that has been around for at least a few years!! 

Here is an explanation of the hoax.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/budfrogs.asp

 

Tenaj's avatar - michellea

DisneyThanks Sandy and Calidude.

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You are welcome, Tenaj.

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The patch has now been posted by Microsoft.  To install it, use Internet Explorer, and select Windows Update from the Tools menu.  It comes up as a High Priority update to install.

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The patch has now been posted by Microsoft.  To install it, use Internet Explorer, and select Windows Update from the Tools menu.  It comes up as a High Priority update to install.

 

Thanks Todd,

I need to get on it! The last few days with my ISP has been scary! LOL and to me it seems the whole internet is running slow for some odd reason.
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thank you todd 

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