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Beware of the porn virus

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Posted January 30, 2006 by admin in Internet

The Nixem-E virus, the one that has been spread via e-mails promissing some pornography in the attached files, is meant to do its harm on 3 February.

Users have been urged to scan their computers before that date, otherwise they might become victims of the destructive effects of the virus. Nixem-E is set to delete Word, Powerpoint, Acrobat and Excel files from infected machines on 3 February.

The virus reports every fresh infection back to an associated website which displays the total via a counter. Late last week the counter was reporting millions of infections, but detective work by security firm Lurhq found that many of these reports were bogus. However, Lurhq reported that more than 300,000 machines are known to have fallen victim to Nyxem-E.



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