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Computer Worm Threatens Major Destruction Friday

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#1 Dollars4u


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Posted 07 February 2006 - 07:59 PM

Hello everyone :thumbsup:

Received this email message (below) from a friend
and I would like to know if I should follow the instructions to avoid
future/possible infection in my computer.

Need to know if was a joke or not
I didn't hear any "bignews" on that Friday (Feb/03/06)

Thanks everyone for any clarification.

Also checked foxnews and found this there:

Email message as follows:

Computer Worm Threatens Major Destruction Friday - Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - NEW YORK Friday may be D-day, as in "destruction day," for millions of Windows computer users....

Update my techs sent me.

You should probably download and run this. It will probably take about 1hr to run.


This Win32/Mywife.E@mm malware "worm" will be released Feb.3 a6t noon and on the 3rd of every month.

Update your Antivirus software and you should be at reduced risk. This is not a security threat, but will corrupt files with file extensions:


and will send itself to every email contact.


See www.microsoft.com for more info. This was on Fox news 1/31/06

Hope everyone's computer will be okay.


Thanks again and have a great day you all.


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Edited by KoanYorel, 08 February 2006 - 01:00 AM.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:35 PM

That worm was discovered on January 17, 2006.
More info on it, can be found at:
W32.Blackmal.E@mm - aka Win32/Mywife.E@mm

Just take the usual precautions:
Keep your antivirus updated.
Don't ever, EVER, click on an E-mail attachment you aren't expecting.
Always scan attachments before opening, even trusted ones.

If you have any doubts, download the Symantec tool and run it.
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