AVG Update

  Foolsbane_1 11:36 09 Jan 2003
  Foolsbane_1 11:36 09 Jan 2003

Latest version of AVG is 6.0.441 and Virus Database is 247.

  Djohn 11:44 09 Jan 2003

Ta very much, 3rd. this week!.......

  deke 11:46 09 Jan 2003

these avg chaps have been busy


  Border View 11:56 09 Jan 2003

Many thanks

  leo49 12:01 09 Jan 2003

Presumably could be due to this?

Name: Worm/ExplorerZip.E
Alias: W32/ExploreZi-N
Type: Internet Worm (UPX packed)
Discovered: January 8, 2003
Size: 91.048KB
Platforms: Windows


Worm/ExplorerZip.E is a mass mailing Internet worm that spreads through the use of stored e-mail addresses.

The worm arrives through e-mail in the following format:

Subject: RE: <random text>

Hi <email name> !
I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.

Attachment: zipped_files.exe

If executed, the worm copies itself in the \windows\%system% directory under the filenames "_setup.exe", "<random filename>,exe" and "Explorer.exe".

Additionally, the "Win.ini" file in C:\Windows will also get modified:

- C:\Windows\Win.ini
run=C:\Windows\system\_setup.exe or

So that it gets run each time a user restart their computer the following registry key gets added:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

** Registry key created only with Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP

Worm/ExplorerZip.E will then zero out the lengths of files with the following extensions:

- *.asm,
- *.c
- *.cpp
- *.doc
- *.h
- *.ppt
- *.xls

Regards Leo49

  Tenner 12:25 09 Jan 2003

woww ! I'm impressed, but hopefully AVG will take care of all that for me - otherwise my paranoier will be well founded.

Thanks for update warning, must check daily.


  Djohn 12:30 09 Jan 2003

leo49, Interesting read, when does the movie come out! :o)

  zanwalk 12:51 09 Jan 2003

Many thanks.

  Foolsbane_1 16:23 09 Jan 2003

... and tick.

  bvw in bristol 16:30 09 Jan 2003

Many thanks.

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