As of 11th December 2002 we have been made aware of a new mass mailer virus which is fairly prevalent. This has provisionally been named W32/Antoher.A@mm but this name is liable to change in the near future.
All customers running GMS Anti-Virus are advised to update their virus definition files as soon as possible. The virus is caught by the following definition files or later
v4.91 sig 11:11:2002 mac 10:11:2002
For those not running GMS Anti-Virus there are some fairly common traits to the virus so it can be blocked by the content checking facilities within GMS Anti-Spam
The name of the attachment included in the message is likely to be one of:
Some possible subjects included in the message are:
- Re: For my people
- Re: Avril Fans will rock you
- Fw: Avril Lavigne – the best
- Re: Antique themes IIS Exchange
Some possible sender’s addresses in the message are:
- Board <email@example.com>
- Smashing pumpkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Christine <email@example.com>
- Strauss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Note: The above lists are not known to be exhaustive, they serve simply as an indication. The only guaranteed method of protection is to run a virus scanner on all incoming email messages. Full details of GMS Anti-Virus can be found on our web site www.gordano.com
- How do I immediately update my definition files?
- Why do my #GMSAV# signature files appear to be one month out of date?
- When I install GMS with GMS Anti-Virus do the signature files immediately update to the latest version?
- What is Anti-Virus?
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