Nasty New Year Virus - Page 3

 By Jim Freund
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To manually remove this worm, restart the computer in Safe mode. hen reverse the changes that the worm made to the registry, look for any files added to the WINDOWS and/or SYSTEM32 directories, restart the computer, reinstall your preferred anti-virus software, and run a complete scan and cleansing.

This is a new virus, and therefore you should make sure you're absolutely up-to-date with all signature files for your anti-virus software and security patches for Outlook. Educate your users about attachments and files spread through their shared folders, and that mIRC may become infected. Never allow Outlook or Outlook Express to automatically launch attachments.

Jim Freund is the Managing Editor of CrossNodes.

This article was originally published on Dec 20, 2001
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