|ATTN: new worm spreading around the net||globalhelipimp|
Nov 17, 2003 7:12 PM
|For those of you who use AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), a somewhat new worm has been spreading quite readily. If you click someone's profile and see "Whoaaaa .. look what I found", DO NOT CLICK THE LINK.
The link takes you to the talkstocks.net website which infects you with the worm.
If you use Norton Anti-Virus, it's recommended that you update your defintions. Microsoft also recommends doing their software updates to get a patch that's suppose to render the worm harmless (?).
For those of you who don't have Norton, you can download a 30-day trial version from their website. It's worth the download- you may find a virus that's been lurking around your computer without your knowledge. Interested? http://nct.digitalriver.com/0001/
Also, Zone Alarm is a really good firewall that protects hackers from getting into your computer(s). The program moniters what goes in and out, and allows you to control your programs that access the internet. http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/zap/trial/zap4x_trial.jsp;jsessionid=15LooCiKHg8H0dpi2m2fzcmlo9Gc1iFzNTYlSGe7JTluWIviJVK7!493925572!-1062696904!7551!7552!-1731898816!-1062696903!7551!7552?lid=home_box
Anddddddd one more thing, Ad-Ware is a good utility to check out- it automatically scans your computer for spyware and all sorts of bad stuff. http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
Check 'em out- you won't be disappointed.