How to Remove/Block MyDoom
A powerful mail virus appeared virtually overnight and has blacked out mail systems around the world. Learn what MyDoom is and how to prevent and beat it. Hint: Don't open e-mail attachments!A powerful worm virus known variously as W32/Novarg.A, W32/Shimg, W32/Mydoom, or W32/Mimail.R is devastating personal and corporate e-mail systems across the globe. This fast-moving mass mailer Internet worm apparently started spreading on the popular peer-to-peer file-sharing application, Kazaa, and has now moved to e-mail. The virus will overwrite certain system files, e-mail itself to every e-mail address it finds on a victims machine, and open a back door to malicious attack. It affects Windows 9x/Me/2000/2003/XP systems. As of Tuesday morning, it was the top virus/worm in North America, and most anti-virus companies had escalated the threat to a high or dangerous level.
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