Windows users urged to scan PCs before February 3

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 31 2006 @ 01:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Windows users are urged to scan their computers for viruses before February 3rd to avoid falling victim to a destructive computer virus. On that date the Nyxem virus is set to delet all Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Acrobat files on infected machines.
Nyxem is thought to have caught out many people by promising porn to those who open the attachments on e-mail messages carrying the virus.

Anti-virus companies have stopped lots of copies, suggesting it had infected a large number of computers.

The Nyxem-E Windows virus first emerged on 16 January and has been steadily racking up victims ever since. Nyxem-E is also known as the Blackmal, MyWife, Kama Sutra, Grew and CME-24 virus.
More details at BBC.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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