Hard Disk Eraser Worm Dangerous: Symantec

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    anon Mumbai June 11 2004

    According to Symantec Security, a new virus called VBS.Pub that was
    first spotted last week, possess a high damage potential. The virus
    reads the system date information and if the day is found to be 6th,
    13th, 21st, or 28th, the worm will delete all the files from the
    computer, claimed Symantec.

    ...

    The worm affects all Windows operating systems except Windows 3.x.
    However, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Novell Netware, OS/2, and UNIX systems
    will not be threatened ...

    http://snipurl.com/70j8

    http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/ind...ection_code=2&file=template1.jsp&storyid=1052


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    Toolman Tim Guest

    TechNews wrote:
    > anon Mumbai June 11 2004
    >
    > According to Symantec Security, a new virus called VBS.Pub that was
    > first spotted last week, possess a high damage potential. The virus
    > reads the system date information and if the day is found to be 6th,
    > 13th, 21st, or 28th, the worm will delete all the files from the
    > computer, claimed Symantec.
    >
    > ...
    >
    > The worm affects all Windows operating systems except Windows 3.x.
    > However, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Novell Netware, OS/2, and UNIX systems
    > will not be threatened ...
    >
    > http://snipurl.com/70j8
    >
    >

    http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/ind...ection_code=2&file=template1.jsp&storyid=1052

    And so far, Symantec reports 49 computers infected. BIG FAT F****** DEAL!
    For the idiots not keeping their AV software up to date, maybe they deserve
    a wake up call...
    Toolman Tim, Jun 12, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    TechNews wrote:
    >
    > According to Symantec Security, a new virus called VBS.Pub that was
    > first spotted last week, possess a high damage potential. The virus


    Then dont install it. It's always your choice.



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    Plato, Jun 12, 2004
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