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11

JAN

2002

New Worm for Outlook Users

Friday morning’s The Register gives a rundown of the latest worm to attempt to invade Outlook users: Gigger worm can format Windows PCs. The Gigger worm attempts to delete files and format the user’s hard drive upon restart. Ugh.

There’s more information about this JavaScript-based virus at the anti-virus sites, such as Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro.

I commented to a friend recently that I remember how unusual it was if my anti-virus software popped up with that creepy little squiggly virus bug proclaiming that I’d received a virus attachment. Now I get that message quite a few times a day and that pop-up is part of my daily routine. Being invaded by viruses is one daily routine that I wouldn’t miss. Using Eudora, anti-virus software, and a firewall help tremendously with my daily e-mail routines and preventing viruses from doing anything invasive and I’m thankful for them all.

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