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Cowley
04-13-2007, 09:23 AM
This is not forum related, but our IT consultant at work said this virus is invading computers that were thought to be secure with their virus protection programs. Email received from our consultant follows:

There was a virus released yesterday that everyone needs to be aware of. For those of you using our SPAM/Antivirus solution, this is caught before ever reaching your network, but please be aware anyway. For those of you using any of our network based antivirus solutions, this is being caught in some cases and in some cases is being let through because the file is encrypted. Some email may have made it through prior to a patch being released, so you need to be aware as well.

Please review the following information and delete any incoming email that fits the subject or attachment descriptions mentioned below. As always, practice safe computing and never open attachments you weren't expecting anyway! :)

Discovered: April 12, 2007
Updated: April 12, 2007 9:44:35 PM
Type: Virus
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Trojan.Peacomm!zip is a detection for password-protected .zip files containing executable files infected by the Trojan.Peacomm family.

The password-protected .zip files reportedly may be sent as attachments in email spam. The email may have the following characteristics:

Subject:
One of the following:

Worm Detected!
Virus Detected!ected!
Virus Activity Detected!
ATTN!
Spyware Alert!
Spyware Detected!
Warning!
Trojan Alert!
Trojan Detected!
Worm Activity Detected!
Virus Alert!

Attachments:
One of the following:

patch-[RANDOM 4 DIGITS].zip
removal-[5 RANDOM DIGITS].zip
hotfix-[5 RANDOM DIGITS].zip

jmz5
04-13-2007, 09:29 AM
Thanks for the heads up.

EARS
04-13-2007, 10:37 AM
Thanks also!

kamo
04-13-2007, 10:49 AM
Best advice is to not open any emails from people email addresses you don't know.

btown02
04-13-2007, 11:03 AM
never open attachments you weren't expecting anyway!
That's the smart thing to do all the time.