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Re: virus

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From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 07:24:47 PDT


artappeal wrote:
>
> Be advised, especially those without virus protection, and especially the
> person who sent the following message:
>
> A message from June P. McLeavey with the subject line Frame Corner Samples
> has the WScript.KakWorm.dr virus attached to it.

Here's the scoop from Symantec's Web site:
Maggie
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Wscript.KakWorm.dr

                      Discovered on: December 15, 2000
                      Last Updated on: June 11, 2001 at 12:05:32 PM PDT

                     Wscript.KakWorm.dr is a dropper file that the
Wscript.KakWorm
                     worm copies to a hard drive when an infected email
is opened.
                     This file can only be dropped onto a system with a
version of the
                     Outlook or Outlook Express email client that has
not been
                     updated with the Microsoft security patch that
protects against
                     such infection.
                     Category: Worm
                     Virus Definitions: December 15, 2000
                     Threat Assessment:
                         Wild:
                         Low
                         Damage:
                         Low
                         Distribution:
                         Low

                     Technical description:
                     Please refer to the document Wscript.Kakworm for
technical
                     information about this worm.
                     NAV Definitions dated earlier than Dec 15, 2000
detected this file
                     as Wscript.KakWorm.

                     Removal instructions:
                     Delete any file that is detected as
Wscript.KakWorm.dr. Then
                     follow the removal instructions in the
Wscript.Kakworm document
                     to ensure that the Wscript.KakWorm worm has been
removed
                     and that the appropriate Microsoft security patch
has been
                     installed.

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