W32.Novarg.A@mm or W32/Mydoom@MM

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

At 02:41 PM I recieved an email from someone at the University of Washington. Nothing unusual, except A) I didn’t know this person; and B) The email had an attachment. I figured that it was a virus and so I ran a virus scan, nothing…the file was “clean.” After viewing the content of the file in a quanantined environment, I determined that it had a very high probablility of being a virus. And I was right. The latest virus threat is Novarg or Mydoom, depending on if you use Norton or McAfee, and this is wild one. In the past few years, I have recieved very few virus over email. However, in the last 3 hours,  I have recieved over 25 emails containing the virus. Fortunatly, only the first email made it though before a virus update was issued. My mail server promptly downloaded it and started disinfecting messages.

To learn more about the virus:

And please, update your antivirus.