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#66 [05.03.2006]
 

Protect Your Computer from Latest Virus

By Nowshade Kabir ©Rusbiz.com

Protect Your Computer from Latest Virus

A deadly new virus under the name of W32/Nyxem-D which spreads via email attached file is set to strike on the 3rd day of every month half an hour after the infected computer boots up. The damage caused by this virus could be extensive. If unsuspecting user opens the infected attached file it gets into the system and starts delivering itself to all the available email addresses residing in the infected computer.

Once activated it overwrites all DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP files by replacing their contents with the data string: DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]. This can create a big mess, as all integrated to the computer drives will suffer. This means your flash cards, network drives, external drives or any drive which gets identified by an alphabet.

This virus is also known as "CME-24," "BlackWorm," "Mywife.E" and “Kama Sutra” and seems even capable of disabling out-of-date antivirus software.

Over 300 thousand computers are believed to be infected by this worm mainly in India, Peru, Turkey and Italy, where people are less prone to safeguard their computers with up-to-date antivirus programs.

What should you do to protect your computer from this and other malware?

  1. Upgrade your antivirus software. If you don’t have an antivirus software installed and you don’t feel like buying them. There two excellent antivirus programs you can get for free.

  2. AntiVir Personal Edition Classic 6.32
    Alwil Software Avast Home Edition 4.6

  3. Scan your computer for possible malware regularly. A great free tool that scans your computer remotely for viruses and eliminates them you can find at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp


  4. Get a firewall and install it. A great free firewall that you can download and install is Zonealarm. You can download it from http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp

  5. Regularly get patches for your version of Windows and update.


  6. Use email filters similar to Eprompter. It gives you the ability to delete unwanted spam or suspicious looking mail, which might contain viruses. Get it free from http://www.eprompter.com.

If you take these precautions, your chances of getting infected will be reduced drastically.


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Nowshade Kabir is the founder, primary developer and present CEO of Rusbiz.com. A Ph. D. in Information Technology, he has wide experience in Business Consulting, International Trade and Web Marketing. Rusbiz is a Global B2B Emarketplace with solutions to start and run online business. Click here to contact him.