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Technical tip #58, January 13, 2004: Hot virus tip from Ziff-Davis

I received this in my e-mail today:

New Virus Disguised to do Damage

There's a nasty new Trojan horse-style worm in town--and it's cunningly wrapped in sheep's clothing. Known as either Xombe or Downloader, it comes cloaked as an e-mail from Microsoft, containing security patches that must be applied immediately. Instead of securing your system, however, it ends up installing another file—a Trojan horse. We've got details on what the e-mail looks like and how to avoid it. Once AV researchers have figured out to nullify it, we'll have a fix posted as well.


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