(February 2, 2006)
This alert is being distributed at the last minute so please pardon grammatical errors and lack of usual quips, barbs and "the rest of the story" commentary. A very dangerous virus is on the loose and the attack triggers the 3rd of every month ... starting this Friday. This email worm is going straight for your most important documents, so full protection and preventative measures are a must.
BlackWorm, also known as "Kama Sutra" because of sexual references in the email, is an "old school" email worm. Modern worms eagerly search for ways to expose your computer to hackers and spyware. Blackworm just wants to delete everything that is important to you and make your life hell. Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, compressed archives and a host of other file types will be irretrievably deleted if this malicious worm is activated on your computer.
In simple terms, once this virus activates - you're toast. BlackWorm first disengages your keyboard and mouse, thereby forcing you to reboot your computer manually. During reboot, the worm deactivates your virus protection and eliminates your prized (digital) posessions as you watch, helplessly. The good news is a BlackWorm attack can be prevented if you apply the basics of virus protection:
Are you Protected?
Are You Sure You're Protected?
BlackWorm was discovered two weeks ago. When was your virus scanner last updated? Make sure you have today's virus definition installed. If you don't know how to update (or check) your virus scanner, call me.
If It's Unexpected - It's Infected
Back It Up
When in Doubt ...
My Saturday schedule will be reserved for those who either did not get or did not heed this warning.
(February 2, 2006)
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