MyDoom E-Mail Worm Spreading Quickly
UPDATED: A Windows worm known as MyDoom began spreading Monday at a furious rate on the Internet. And it's continued at such a pace that anti-virus companies are calling it the fastest-moving virus they've everA fast-moving Windows worm known as MyDoom on Monday began spreading at a furious rate on the Internet. MyDoom arrives via e-mail and has a randomized senders address and subject line. The body of the message varies, but purports to be an error message, such as: "The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII and has been sent as a binary attachment." For tips from PC Magazine on blocking and removing MyDoom, click here.
The file attachment is often in a ZIP archive format and can have any one of a number of file extensions, including .exe, .pif and .scr. The icon for the attachment looks like the one used for text messages in Windows.
- c:\Program Files\KaZaA\My Shared Folder\activation_crack.scr