Legit virus warning
Another update on the Matrix virus, this from an online computer
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This is yet another reason not to open ANY attachment unless you know
who it's from and what the contents are.
A: The "Matrix" Virus/Worm is on the loose and in wide
distribution, according to
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center and McAfee's AVERT system.
This new strain incorporates a "file infector" scheme that
can quickly corrupt hundreds
or thousands of program files on your computer and can
quickly spread across a
It will typically be spread through an attached file in an
e-mail message. The known
attachments are as follows:
For those files with .pif extensions, the .pif extension
might not be visible in your mail
If you see any messages with the above attachement, delete
Both Norton Anti-Virus and McAfee's VirusScan have updated
their programs to fight
this strain, so be sure to download the latest updates for