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'BubbleBoy' infects via e-mail

A new malicious e-mail worm called "BubbleBoy" proves that you no longer have to open an attachment to infect your system with a virus.

New Word 97 macro virus discovered

A new macro-based virus has been discovered, and is being described as the virus "that will not die until you put a stake in its heart" by antivirus software vendor Aladdin Knowledge Systems.

Melissa spawns deadly offspring

The Melissa virus continues to be the virus that will not die, as two new, much more destructive Melissa variants have been discovered and are spreading across the world via e-mail.

Microsoft 'support' e-mail a Trojan hoax

Microsoft is warning its customers to disregard and delete any e-mails that appear to come from "support@microsoft.com" and contain a Y2K countdown calendar, as it actually contains a malicious Trojan horse program.

Warnings: Cholera worm/virus threat

Antivirus vendors are warning of a new worm/virus that has been detected, and that could potentially spread like an epidemic akin to Melissa and Worm.ExploreZip.

Alerts issued for new virus -- Toadie.exe

Antivirus software vendors are warning their users of a new virus, toadie.exe, which is spreading across Internet chat sites and e-mail in the form of an executable program.

Melissa variant pokes fun at Gates

A new variant of the Melissa virus, called VBS.Monopoly and specifically targeting Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, has been posted to virus list sites and is purported to be spreading across networks through Microsoft Outlook.

Warning for new 'Heathen.A' virus

A "medium risk" warning has been issued for 'Heathen.A' -- a new virus that replicates across Microsoft Word 97 files but does not destroy data.

Trojans arriving by spam

A Trojan horse disguised as a new screensaver is being distributed as spam e-mail over the Internet. Called BackDoor G, the Trojan horse provides an individual with surreptitious access to the client system. Antivirus vendors are advising users to up...

Melissa mutant threatens networks

The Melissa virus, which swept across networks around the world last month, has popped up again in a mutated format, which may have occurred when it inadvertently came in contact with another virus.

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