Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Hi Dave:

I think it might be a good idea to post the following information on the
Web Site:
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W32.Swen.A
W32.Swen.A is a new and destructive computer worm that is disguised as an
official email from Microsoft. The file comes attached to a note asking the
recipient to install a "September 2003, Cumulative Patch" to protect
against vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Outlook, and
Outlook Express.

If installed, the Swen worm will attempt to disable antivirus software and
personal firewalls. It will also compromise email accounts by sending
additional copies of itself through infected computers.

To protect yourself, do not open email attachments unless you know the
sender and are expecting the attachment. Do not run updates and security
patches that you have received as email attachments. Microsoft does not
transmit security patches via email.

For additional information on this virus, go to:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.swen.a@mm.html
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I have received many of these emails in the past few days. Perhaps one of
our group is infected
and is not aware of it.

Thanks Dave.....73.....
Jay Chicon