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The tip...

Time and inspiration, or a lack thereof, had led us to by and large cease this effort butů we thought you might need this info from Symantec, the authors of Norton Anti-Virus. 


 1. W32.Badtrans.B@mm

W32.Badtrans.B@mm is a MAPI worm that emails itself out as a file
with one of several different names. This worm also creates a .dll in
the \Windows\System directory as Kdll.dll. It uses functions from
this .dll to log keystrokes. Virus definitions dated November 24,
2001 will detect this worm. For additional information, point your
Web browser to:

2. W32.Aliz.Worm

W32.Aliz.Worm is a very simple SMTP mass-mailer worm. The worm
currently only replicates on Windows 9x computers. It does not seem
to spread on Windows NT platforms. The worm spreads by obtaining
email addresses from the Windows address book and sending itself to
those addresses. Virus definitions dated May 22, 2001 will detect
this worm.

When the worm arrives by email, the worm uses a MIME exploit that
allows the virus to be run just by reading or previewing the email.
Information on and a patch for this exploit can be found at


 Changing topics, in the last newsletter, #33, we recommended an Internet Connection Sharing program called Sygate.  While we did not find enough need to justify the expense ourselves, we have successfully installed it at two clients where it is, so far, working very well.


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