Looks like a real nasty one.
Not sure I should go "click" here??
I've been able to dodge the bullit so far ... should I go click and read the site? Zero on this 'crap' for years and now 5 wacks in a little over a week.
What does this one do? Or do I want to know?
W32/Goner@mm will make mincemeat of our system.
Many large companies got this little bugger in the past few days so "BE VERY CARFULL OUT THERE." Appears the first thing it does is go after you anti-virus programs and firewalls. Eliminates them and then it really goes to work. Because this 'worm' is/was so new no ones system picked up until it was already installed and doing 'it's thing.'
Would 15 years in the Gray Bar Hotel be enough?
Subject: Fw: EMERGENCY VIRUS ALERT - W32/Goner@MM
I'm passing this forward as either the bank's Lotus scan of incomeing E mails, or my home system, has caught 5, count'um 5! virus shots in my e mails in the past week. "Be careful out there!"
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** EMERGENCY VIRUS ALERT - W32/Goner@MM **
McAfee.com has seen an OUTBREAK of computers infected with
W32/Goner@MM, also known as Pentagone, Goner or Gone. This
is a NEW, HIGH RISK virus that spreads via Microsoft Outlook
email and ICQ instantmessaging programs. This mass-mailing
worm will arrive from someone you know with the following
Body: How are you ?
When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you
I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!
Goner has a DESTRUCTIVE PAYLOAD. When the attachment is
opened, it will look for a variety of anti-virus, firewall
and other security programs and attempt to delete them,
along with ALL FILES in the same directory. This worm
will also place a trojan, REMOTE32.INI, on the system, which
contains instructions to attempt Denial-of-Service attacks
on other IRC users.
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