W32.Goner.A @mm Virus

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Dave

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Doing the rounds is another virus in the form of an attachment which is causing quite a bit of concern.

W32.Goner.A @mm is a mass-mailing worm that is written in Visual Basic. The worm has been compressed using a known Portable Executable (PE)* file compressor. The worm can spread its infection using the ICQ network as well as by email using Microsoft Outlook. If IRC is installed, this worm can also insert mIRC scripts that will enable the computer to be used in Denial of Service (DOS) attacks.
In the background, the worm starts iterating the Microsoft Outlook address book and sends itself to all addresses in the address book. The email appears as follows:

How are you?
When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you.
I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!


The attachment is: gone.scr (38KB)


For further information, follow this link:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.goner.a@mm.html

If you receive such, delete it.

Regards to all, Dave
 

Geoff P

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Thanks for the warning Dave, luckily enough, cos our works is american owned, we had this warning Monday. I couldn't post a warning myself because I had to go into hospital. (Waste of time that was 'cos I discovered they couldn't remove the chip from my shoulder.)

We are just told, if you don't recognise an attachment don't open it.

TTFN


Geoff
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