New virus alert

  Graham ® 14:16 16 Apr 2004

From AOL news, no doubt on other media too

'The new virus, called Netsky-V, is a next-generation virus that can infect computers even if the user does not open a rogue email.'

  mammak 14:20 16 Apr 2004

Anthing we can to avoid it Graham ® apart from keeping our AVs up to date regards Mammak.

  hugh-265156 14:33 16 Apr 2004

avg has been updated to catch this as from 15 april click here i would presume most avs will also have been updated to look for this.

  Graham ® 14:41 16 Apr 2004

More info click here

  Graham ® 14:45 16 Apr 2004

Advice to defend against Netsky in all its varied guises follows a familiar pattern: update AV signature files, apply patches, use a personal firewall and wear a regulation tin-foil hat. ®

  ventanas 14:51 16 Apr 2004

Thanks for the info.

  Les 15:09 16 Apr 2004

My neighbour called me in yesterday to check his computer - he couldn't get his mail. He pointed out that he had a strange file (a .pdf file) in explorer. He clicked it and the file was reporting the i-worm/netsky virus and appeared to come from McAfee. He has no virus software, no firewall and used XP Professional. I believe that XP has a virus checker but is it a version of McAfee?

I have a file (from AVG) - it's name in VCleaner amd will run this on his computer - at the same time I have downloaded AVG Free Edition and will put that on too. Perhaps, now he will listen to waht he is told - he uses Freeserve, has dial up and pays by the minute - hence his reluctance to download a 7mb file.

I wonder if it is the virus which is affecting Outlook Express 6? Any why the apparent file from McAfee? I suspect that this file was the carrier of the virus. Any thoughts on that?


  ventanas 15:27 16 Apr 2004

Seems to have had an effect on the Office update site. It's slower than Windows update was a few days ago. That'll teach me to get the patches when they come out.

  mammak 16:29 16 Apr 2004

Thanks for the info,AV all up to date patches up to date,Tin foil hat on lol.Regards Mammak

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