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New Virus -- Goner -- Spreading Fast

New Virus -- Goner -- Spreading Fast

New Virus -- Goner -- Spreading Fast

I receieved the following from Sophos (www.sophos.com):
EMERGENCY ALERT: W32/Goner-A worm spreading widely

Sophos has received a number of reports of users
receiving a new, in-the-wild, virus called


W32/Goner-A arrives as an email attachment with the following characeteristics:

  Subject: Hi

  Message text:
  How are you ?
  When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought
  about you
  I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!

  Attached filename: GONE.SCR

See your AV company for more info and AV updates.

James P. Cottingham

I am the Unknown lead by the Unknowing.
I have done so much with so little
for so long that I am now qualified
to do anything with nothing.

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