Science and Technology : VIRUS ALERT - W32/[email protected] ("APost" or "New Backdoor")

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  1. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Jan 29, 2001
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    Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 9:21 PM

    W32/[email protected] ("APost" or "New Backdoor") worm has been
    spreading over the past 24 hours. This is a MEDIUM ON WATCH
    worm. The infected email can come from addresses that you
    recognize and may contain the following information:

    Running the attachment causes the worm to copy itself to the
    Windows directory and send a copy of itself to every entry
    in the user's Microsoft Outlook Address Book. It will then
    display a small dialog box titled "Urgent!". This dialog box
    contains one single large button labeled "Open". If this
    button is pressed then the worm sends out further copies of
    itself, displays an error message box with the title "WinZip
    SelfExtractor: Warning" and then terminates.

    For detection and removal instructions for the W32/[email protected]
    ("APost" or "New Backdoor") worm, click here.