A word of warning...........

Below is a site that will explain about a planned attack against computers to occur on Friday. In order to avoid any problems, please, make sure your computers’ anti virus is up-to-date.



Thank you AJ - and this is a copy of what I received in my mailbox -

What is this worm called? Good question. According to some lists, the worm has more than two dozen monikers. The most popular, though, are Kama Sutra, Blackworm, Blackmal, MyWife, and Nyxem. It’s also been dubbed CME-24 by the Common Malware Enumeration database, which is supposed to provide one name for malicious code.

This mass-mailing e-mail worm uses an old trick–the lure of pornography–and may delete your critical Microsoft Office files.

QUICK FACTS: Name: MyWife (W32.MyWife@mm), aliases include CME-24 (US-CERT), Tearec (Panda), Nyxem (Sophos), Blackmal (Symantec, Computer Associates, Vet), and GREW (Trend).

What it does: Disables security and attempts to overwrite data files on your PC. Means of transmission: E-mail and shared network files How to recognize: E-mail suggesting a sexually oriented file attachment, and possibly the inability to run an antivirus scan. 6 out of 10 VIRUS RATING A classic e-mail virus is on the loose and is posed to delete crucial files on the third day of each month.

MyWife (W32.MyWife@mm) (aliases include CME-24 (US-CERT), Tearec (Panda), Nyxem (Sophos), Blackmal (Symantec, Computer Associates, Vet), and GREW (Trend)) lures potential victims with a promise of sexual content.

There are several variations of the worm available, most of which delete or disable security protection from Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, and Kaspersky security products. Worse: on the third day of each month, MyWife overwrites data files with the following extensions: DOC, XLS, MDE, MDB, PPT, PPS, RAR, PDF, PSD, DMP, and ZIP. According to Sans.org, the files are overwritten with an error message “DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5].” MyWife affect all versions of Windows; it does not affect users of Mac OS, Linux, or Unix. Because Mywife spreads via e-mail and could damage system files, this worm rates a 6 on the CNET/ZDNet Virus Meter.

How it works: MyWife arrives via e-mail with subject lines similar to the following list: The Best Videoclip Ever School girl fantasies gone bad A Great Video Fu**in Kama Sutra pics Arab sex DSC-00465.jpg give me a kiss Hot Movie Fw: Funny :slight_smile: Fwd: Photo Fwd: image.jpg Fw: Sexy Re: Fw: Fw: Picturs Fw: DSC-00465.jpg Word file eBook.pdf the file Part 1 of 6 Video clipe You Must View This Videoclip! Miss Lebanon 2006 Re: Sex Video My photos Once executed, MyWife attempts to delete or disable active security protection. Prevention: MyWife infections can be avoided if a personal firewall is enabled on a desktop PC, if attachments to e-mail files are not opened (or opened with caution), and if your antivirus subscription remains current.

Removal: Several antivirus software companies have updated their signature files to include this worm. This will stop the infection upon contact and in some cases will remove an active infection from your system. For more information, see Computer Associates <http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/default.aspx> , McAfee <http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=description&virus_k=138027> , and Avast <http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_cleaner.html> ( Good virus removal tool ).