Science and Technology : VIRUS ALERT - W32/APost@mm ("APost" or "New Backdoor")


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Jan 29, 2001
Cottage on the Hill
to inform computer users...
Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 9:21 PM

W32/APost@mm ("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:

Subject: As per your request!
Body: Please find attached file for your review.
I look forward to hear from you again very soon. Thank you.
Attachment: README.EXE
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/APost@mm
("APost" or "New Backdoor") worm, click here.

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