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Bruce Madmin

18-01-02, 03:21 PM (GMT)
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"VIRUS Warning: Gigger worm "
   Just heard about this one (from Evesham) and thought I would pass details on...

Please beware of security update emails, supposedly from Microsoft inviting you to download and install a security update.

Gigger, a new JavaScript-based virus, has been identified by AntiVirus vendors (such as Symantec) as a potential risk. It attempts to delete files from a computer and format a user's disk drive on restart.

Gigger, which uses a combination of Microsoft Outlook and mIRC (internet relay chat) to spread. It is not spreading widely, but its destructive potential has prompted Symantec (Norton) to issue a strongly worded warning about the worm:

The virus is normally distributed via an email and attachment and attempts to pass itself off as a security update from Microsoft. All Microsoft's advisories are however issued via its web site or Windows Update facility and never by email.

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