Dear friends of Afrik-IT
since someone is actually interested in the question whether the virus trough:
zipped_files.exe was activated, I want you to know that it happened to me on tuesday
The worm does very effectively destroy all *.doc, *.xls, *.ppt on local drives as well as
on connected network drives, which in our case was the Fileserver of my company. Windows
and Novell Netware have so far not been affected. The destroyed files are now all 0 kB in
size and I have not come across any means of restoring the vital information.
Fortunately our file-server is daily backed-up on streamer and so we were able to limit
the damage somewhat.
Good information on the worm-virus is found under:
www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/worm.explore.zip.html (a Symantec Site)
Be assured that we are reviewing our careless anti-virus policies and behaviour from now
I would also suggest to do without file attachments in the IT-list, in the light of
antivirus-safety and download time.
Greetings Armin Klein
Phone:+49 711 210950
Fax: +49 711 2109555
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