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Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 2:43 PM
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Subject: Virius Alert - W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak
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************ W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak ****************
Dear McAfee.com Dispatch Subscriber:
W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak is a new, compressed variant of the
original W32/ExploreZip.worm. AVERT has assessed it as a
high-risk threat, approaching outbreak levels! It reproduces
itself by sending replies to incoming email messages, with
itself as an attachment called "zipped_files.exe".
It includes a payload: it will search the user's mapped
drives and overwrite all files of types .c, .cpp, .asm,
.doc, .xls, .ppt. to zero Kb.
IMPORTANT - If you receive an email with the message
"I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.",
DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY! It will have an attachment called
"zipped_files.exe"; DO NOT DOUBLE-CLICK OR RUN THIS
ATTACHMENT! If you do, it will infect your system!
VirusScan 4.0.25 and above requires the EXTRA.DAT
(W32exp-4.zip) to detect and remove W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak.
VirusScan 3.x cannot detect W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak because
it arrives in a compressed form. Users of VirusScan 3.x
should upgrade to the latest version.
Note: If you are using McAfee Clinic [Active Shield (TM)],
please click here to get the update.
_______________________ Virus Fixes ______________________________
Find out more about this virus. Click here to go to the
W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak Help Center.
Check if your system is infected, click here to use
Purchase the latest copy of VirusScan, please click here.
Upgrade to the latest VirusScan. Purchase the VirusScan
Maintenance Plan which entitles you to 12 months of
upgrades, click here.
Download the latest DAT files, click here.
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