W32.Swen.A@mm - "claim to be patches for Microsoft Internet Explorer"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Boomer, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
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  2. Vivian from Pentecost Lane, Sep 19, 2003
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  3. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Vivian from Pentecost Lane said:

    > Wow, who showed you the link?
    >
    > "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns93FAD35BAECE424680@209.98.50.131...
    >> Read more about it:
    >>
    >> http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/


    Posted at alt.comp.anti-virus
     
    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
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  4. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Boomer said:

    > Read more about it:
    >
    > http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/
    >


    W32.Swen.A@mm or W32/Gibe-F, or Worm Swen.A

    "W32.Swen.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to spread through
    file-sharing networks, such as KaZaA and IRC, and attempts to kill
    antivirus and personal firewall programs running on a computer.

    The worm arrives as an email attachment. The subject, body, and From:
    address of the email may vary. Some examples claim to be patches for
    Microsoft Internet Explorer, or delivery failure notices from qmail."

    "The worm can also impersonate mail delivery failure notices..."

    "The worm spreads through email, KaZaA, IRC, Network Shares, and
    newsgroups. "

    More at this newsgroup: alt.comp.anti-virus

    Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me,
    Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    Systems Not Affected: DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft IIS, OS/2,
    UNIX, Windows 3.x
     
    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
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  5. William Poaster, Sep 19, 2003
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  6. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
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  7. Thanks.

    "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns93FAD49B9A30224680@209.98.50.131...
    > Vivian from Pentecost Lane said:
    >
    > > Wow, who showed you the link?
    > >
    > > "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    > > news:Xns93FAD35BAECE424680@209.98.50.131...
    > >> Read more about it:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/

    >
    > Posted at alt.comp.anti-virus
    >
     
    Vivian from Pentecost Lane, Sep 20, 2003
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  8. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Vivian from Pentecost Lane said:

    > Thanks.


    You're welcome.

    > "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    >> Vivian from Pentecost Lane said:
    >>
    >> > Wow, who showed you the link?
    >> >
    >> > "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:Xns93FAD35BAECE424680@209.98.50.131...
    >> >> Read more about it:
    >> >>
    >> >> http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/

    >>
    >> Posted at alt.comp.anti-virus
     
    Boomer, Sep 20, 2003
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  9. Boomer

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    On 19 Sep 2003 02:51:09 GMT, Boomer <>
    wrote:

    >Vivian from Pentecost Lane said:
    >
    >> Wow, who showed you the link?
    >>
    >> "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns93FAD35BAECE424680@209.98.50.131...
    >>> Read more about it:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/

    >
    >Posted at alt.comp.anti-virus


    I've started receiving this as e-mails up to 10 times a day since
    subscribing to a MS update list. Silly me...

    jd
     
    Jimmy Dean, Sep 20, 2003
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