WARNING! "NakedWife" PC Virus
McAfee, a company that produces anti-virus software,
has issued a high alert for a new virus discovered on
Tuesday called NakedWife. Spread by Microsoft Outlook,
the virus arrives as a file posing as a flash movie
with this file name: NakedWife.exe. When the .exe file
is downloaded and executed, it copies itself to a TEMP
directory and then displays a window titled "Flash"
that reads "JibJab loading." But at the same time, the
virus is going to work--sending itself to all the
names in the Outlook address book, as well as deleting
files in the Windows and system directories with the
extensions .bmp, .com, .dll, .exe, and .ini. The end
result? With these file types gone, it will be almost
impossible to run your computer. Because of the way it
replicates itself, the infected mail can come from an
address that you recognize. Be on the lookout for
e-mail with this subject line: Fw: Naked Wife Body.
The message will read: "My wife never look like that!
;-) Best regards, (sender's name). Attachment:
NakedWife.exe." Choosing the HELP/ABOUT menu in the
"Flash" window displays a message titled "Flash" that
reads "You are now F**UCKED! (C) 20001 by BGK (Bill
Gates Killer)." If you receive the NakedWife e-mail
message DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT. Delete it immediately. And
make sure your virus detection software is updated.
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