Chins warns of a new and nasty virus

  TopCat® 17:12 23 Nov 2009

Not yet reached Europe by all accounts, but from the comments - click here - it appears to be infecting just Windows machines. TC.

  TopCat® 17:14 23 Nov 2009

Chins? - China of course. doh! TC.

  961 19:05 23 Nov 2009

Thought you were talking Desperate Dan for a moment!

  TopCat® 20:33 23 Nov 2009

Now you're beginning to show your age! Remember those enormous cow pies? :o) TC.

  jack 08:56 24 Nov 2009

Google the report?
It seems to me so many of the 'Nasties' warnings are
Urban legend or Hoaxes.

  Input Overload 12:38 24 Nov 2009

Another case for using TrueImage to back your Windows up. whatever happens it's just a 10 minute job to be running normally again.

  Forum Editor 18:31 24 Nov 2009

have issued a warning about this so far - probably because they are all analysing the information that has been published.

The warning has been reported by several Chinese news sources, but details are sketchy - that's not unusual in China. Probably as many as 85% of all Chinese home computers are infected with something - I have not once used a completely clean machine (apart from my own laptop) in China - it's a paradise for virus writers.

That something as apparently harmful as this has caused so much trouble in China, yet doesn't appear to have reached Europe is surprising, to say the least. It will be interesting to see how the story develops.

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