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Santa Worm Making the Rounds - You Better Watch Out!
12/21/2005 1:30:47 PM
You better watch out, you better not click - Santa Worm is coming to AIM (and Yahoo and MSN messengers). Security company IMLogic is warning this week that a Santa Claus worm, dubbed the IM.GiftCom.All worm, is making the rounds of not just AIM, or Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger, but of all three instant messaging programs! The Santa Worm starts out by sending its intended victim what appears to be an innocent message from someone they know, offering a link to a file with a picture of Santa Claus. And, in fact, when they click on the link, they do see a picture of Santa Claus. But while they are viewing that picture, a rootkit is being installed on their computer behind the scenes, giving the bad guys full access to their computer. So, everybody, sing it with me… You better watch out, you better not click, you better not access or it will make your system sick… …Santa Worm is coming to AIM (and Yahoo and MSN). Compliments of anuty-spam.com
Doug Woodall SpywareBiz,,,We take the Spy out of Spyware! http://www.spywarebiz.com Providing Free Information and Recommended Products to Combat Spyware.
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Re: Santa Worm Making the Rounds - You Better Watch Out!
12/21/2005 3:19:37 PM
Thanks Doug. I appreciate the warning.
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Re: Santa Worm Making the Rounds - You Better Watch Out!
12/21/2005 3:56:50 PM
HI Doug, Thanks for the information and MERRY CHRISTMAS ! Carla
Glad to make your acquaintance! Carla Carey
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Re: Santa Worm Making the Rounds - You Better Watch Out!
12/21/2005 7:24:50 PM
Doug, Is this just a picture of Santa Claus, or can you command Santa to do things and see the video of him doing what you said? I got one like that the other day and did run it. What do I need to do to make sure it's OK? Cheri
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Re: Santa Worm Making the Rounds - You Better Watch Out!
12/21/2005 10:09:03 PM
Hi Cheri, Its a link to a pic of Santa. And it installs a Rootkit. Run your Anti Virus I offer PestPatrol at my site which can get rid of it, but thats a purchase item. or you can visit http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.html and run thier RootKit Revealer which I highly recommend. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance
Doug Woodall SpywareBiz,,,We take the Spy out of Spyware! http://www.spywarebiz.com Providing Free Information and Recommended Products to Combat Spyware.
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