Once installed on a computer, worms spontaneously generate additional email messages contaning copies of the worm.They may also open TCP ports to create networks security holes for other applications, and they may attempt to…Many recipients were fooled because Microsoft Windows concealed the extension of the file, and it was mistaken as a simple text file.
Subject: Mothers Day Order Confirmation Message: We have proceeded to charge your credit card for the amount of $326.92 for the mothers day diamond special. Please print out the attachment and keep it in a safe place. Attachment: Special Notes: Virus claims to be from [email protected] (which is a well known virus protection software company) this mail however of course is not from Symantec. Hides SYS & DLL files instead of MP2 and MP3 files.
In addition this variant of the worm will delete all files ending with and seriously damaging the computer. VBS Special Notes: Replaces GIF & BMP images instead of JPG & JPEG images, hides WAV & MID instead of MP3 and MP2 and copies KILER.
Just be careful what type of websites you go on, and don't be so anxious to click on suspicious links that you get in emails. Computer worms travel through a network and multiply by themselves. Worms usually sneak on by exploiting holes in the software. Worms: A computer worm is a self-replicating malware computer program.
Trojan: A Trojan, is malware that appears to perform a desirable function for the user prior to run or install but instead facilitates unauthorized access of the user's computer system.
05/18/2000 a New virus alert was announced with the release of the NEWLOVE virus. The Love Bug infects all users who are using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Outlook.
The following is what will be the subject, message and the actual attachment for each of the currently known wild viruses.
A computer worm is a self replicating piece of software.
If you have other computers on your network some worms can send copies of itself to the other computers. Computer worms are malicious software applications designed to spread via computer networks.
If you see this e-mail, do not attempt to open the attachment and instead delete the mail even if the message is from someone you know well.
Subject: ILOVEYOU Message: kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me." Attachment: LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.
Within ten days, the virus is estimated to have infected 10% of all the networked computers in the world, costing billion to remove in the United States alone.