I just received this Virus Alert email from Panda Software, makers of Panda Anti-Virus and they are offering a free tool to remove these worms.
-ORANGE VIRUS ALERT: Panda Software offers free tools for eliminating the Zotob and IRCBot worms-
Virus Alerts, by Panda Software (http://www.pandasoftware.com
Madrid, August 17 2005 - To prevent the Zotob and IRCBot worms from continuing to spread, above all through computers that do not have effective anti-malware protection installed, Panda Software has made its free PQRemove applications available to all users, which detect and eliminate all known variants of Zotob, as well as IRCBot.KC and KD from any computer that could be affected. These tools can be downloaded from http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
Proof of the threat posed by these new malware specimens is that over the last few hours, companies and media like DaimlerChrysler, Kraft Foods, UPS, General Electric or the Financial Times, have joined those initially affected, like CNN, ABC, The New York Times, Caterpillar or the US Congress. The fact that the ABC TV network had to use electric typewriters to finish their World News Tonight news program shows the seriousness of these attacks.
In order to protect yourself against these new malware specimens, it is highly advisable to download and install the update released by Microsoft, at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms05-039.mspx
. To prevent these new variants of Zotob or IRCBot from affecting your computer, Panda Software recommends keeping antivirus software up-to-date. Panda Software clients can already access the updates to detect and disinfect these new malicious codes.
Edited by Leurgy, 17 August 2005 - 11:44 AM.
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