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SoBig.F worm re-appears

SoBig.F worm re-appears news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages.

@camwilmot
Cameron Wilmot
Published Tue, Aug 19 2003 7:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
This morning our inbox's have been hit hard with the SoBig.F worm which attempts to spread itself via e-mail attachment as reported by The Inquirer. Now is a good time to stress that you should only open e-mail attachments that you are certain are not a virus or worm, otherwise delete it.

The virus installs a copy of itself in the Windows directory as a file called winppr32.exe, and then the registry is changed so that the worm executes at startup.

The file size, said iDefense, varies in order to attempt to thwart anti-viral software, and typically comes as an attachment with email subject headings such as Re: Details, Re: Approved, Re: Re: My details, Re: That movie, Re: Thank you!, Re: Your application, Re: Wicked screensaver, Thank you!, Your details. µ
More information @ The Inquirer

Cameron founded TweakTown in 1999 after it originally started off as his personal homepage. Cameron was once, many years ago, the only person at TweakTown producing content, but nowadays, he spends his time ensuring TweakTown operates at its best in his senior management role.

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