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John Mayes (christopher.mayes@actrix.gen.nz)
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 10:39:15 +1200

Dear All,

For those who caught the latest Worm there is a fix at the Mcafee site:

<http://www.mcafee.com/viruses/explorezip/default.asp>

Here is a quote from the site:

"W32/ExploreZip.worm is a worm that infects Windows systems. It is very
dangerous, potentially more destructive than Melissa. It reproduces itself
by sending replies to incoming email messages, with itself as an attachment
called "zipped_files.exe". It includes a payload: it will search the user's
hard drive and delete all files of types .c, .cpp, .asm, .doc, .xls, .ppt.

IMPORTANT If you receive an email with the message "I received your email
and I shall send you a reply ASAP. Till then, take a look at the attached
zipped docs.", DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY! It will have an attachment called
"zipped_files.exe"; DO NOT DOUBLE-CLICK OR RUN THIS ATTACHMENT! If you do,
it will infect your system!

Learn how to detect and remove this worm!
Get more info about how this worm works.
"

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John Mayes
<john@EnquireWithin.co.nz>
<http://www.EnquireWithin.co.nz>

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