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Posted: 2/2/2006 6:08:27 AM EDT
I just received an e-mail saying it will be released on Feb 3.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:15:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:29:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 6:29:49 AM EDT by ar10er]
Here is an IT guy that says its real.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=37&t=222398&page=1
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:31:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:35:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar10er:
I just received an e-mail saying it will be released on Feb 3.



Sweet. I pre-ordered mine. I'll be getting it from Amazon before any of you chumps!

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:35:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
K--thanks. I think I've seen every freaking internet joke there is anyway, so there's no real need to open attachments.




Me too, I just need to emphasize it to my wife.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:36:21 AM EDT


The Kama Sutra worm, which has numerous aliases, is set to deliver its first destructive payload TOMORROW (February 3). This worm is believed to have infected anywhere from 200,000 to 700,000 computers worldwide.

The worm is programmed to destroy numerous antivirus program files and Microsoft Office document files, thirty minutes after an infected machine is powered up, on the third day of each month.

Microsoft has included detection for this worm in its Malicious Software Removal Tool. However, Microsoft is withholding that update from all but paying members of their "Windows Live Safety" and "OneCare" beta services. Microsoft refuses to release the update to the general public, before their regularly scheduled general update, on February 14th. I will have plenty to say about that in tomorrow's newsletter, believe me.

Whether you believe that you are infected or not, you should take precautionary steps now, just in case. Any documents created by Microsoft Office as well as .rar and .zip archives should be backed up and stored on separate, removable storage, such as a CD or DVD. Files and documents of this type will be corrupted beyond repair on infected machines.

Symantec has released a free tool that will remove the virus. Download the tool and run it, even if you are certain that you are not infected. It is a very small file and you have nothing to lose by running it. You don't want to be wrong and lose your boss's spreadsheets, now do you?
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blackmal@mm.removal.tool.html

If you already have an antivirus program, make certain it is updated and run a full scan of your computer.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:37:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Flakchak:

Originally Posted By ar10er:
I just received an e-mail saying it will be released on Feb 3.



Sweet. I pre-ordered mine. I'll be getting it from Amazon before any of you chumps!





Let us know how well it works for you.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:41:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:

The Kama Sutra worm, which has numerous aliases, is set to deliver its first destructive payload TOMORROW (February 3). This worm is believed to have infected anywhere from 200,000 to 700,000 computers worldwide.

The worm is programmed to destroy numerous antivirus program files and Microsoft Office document files, thirty minutes after an infected machine is powered up, on the third day of each month.

Microsoft has included detection for this worm in its Malicious Software Removal Tool. However, Microsoft is withholding that update from all but paying members of their "Windows Live Safety" and "OneCare" beta services. Microsoft refuses to release the update to the general public, before their regularly scheduled general update, on February 14th. I will have plenty to say about that in tomorrow's newsletter, believe me.

Whether you believe that you are infected or not, you should take precautionary steps now, just in case. Any documents created by Microsoft Office as well as .rar and .zip archives should be backed up and stored on separate, removable storage, such as a CD or DVD. Files and documents of this type will be corrupted beyond repair on infected machines.

Symantec has released a free tool that will remove the virus. Download the tool and run it, even if you are certain that you are not infected. It is a very small file and you have nothing to lose by running it. You don't want to be wrong and lose your boss's spreadsheets, now do you?
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blackmal@mm.removal.tool.html

If you already have an antivirus program, make certain it is updated and run a full scan of your computer.




So, if I am reading this correctly, my norton should catch this?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:45:50 AM EDT
thanks for the note Cruze, I will get the update...

I had read in the news this virus is expected to really do damage in India and places around there (3rd world places).

I planned on being firewalled up tomorrow for everything but a little extra file never hurt.

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:49:04 AM EDT
Not as bad as the LORENA BOBBIT worm. It'll turn your hard drive into two 3.5" floppies and then delete THEM!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:51:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar10er:
So, if I am reading this correctly, my norton should catch this?



If you keep the virus definitions updated, yes. Run a full scan of your hard drive(s) just to be safe.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:51:17 AM EDT
Yes,

It's infected tons of systems already.

It has a destructive payload (removes data) at a later date (I think the 3rd.) It removes all files with certain extensions, like .zip, .xls, .doc, etc.

It's not something to disregard, but it's also not time for chicken-without-head routines.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:52:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By ar10er:
So, if I am reading this correctly, my norton should catch this?



If you keep the virus definitions updated, yes. Run a full scan of your hard drive(s) just to be safe.



This virus removes anti-virus software, so your Norton would have to have been up to date with a signature for this virus before your system got infected.

It tries once an hour to remove AV software.

Nasty little bugger, ain't it?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:52:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CbtEngr1:
thanks for the note Cruze, I will get the update...

I had read in the news this virus is expected to really do damage in India and places around there (3rd world places).

I planned on being firewalled up tomorrow for everything but a little extra file never hurt.



Nothing special will happen tomorrow that a firewall will protect from. If the system is already infected, it'll be damaged tomorrow. If it's not, it'll be fine. There is no surge of infection attempts expected.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:53:38 AM EDT
Hmmmmm powering up pg2
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:54:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CbtEngr1:
thanks for the note Cruze, I will get the update...

I had read in the news this virus is expected to really do damage in India and places around there (3rd world places).

I planned on being firewalled up tomorrow for everything but a little extra file never hurt.




Your firewall won't make a difference, I'm afraid. Either you already have it or you don't.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:58:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By ar10er:
So, if I am reading this correctly, my norton should catch this?



If you keep the virus definitions updated, yes. Run a full scan of your hard drive(s) just to be safe.



This virus removes anti-virus software, so your Norton would have to have been up to date with a signature for this virus before your system got infected.

It tries once an hour to remove AV software.

Nasty little bugger, ain't it?




So, I am guessing that I need to run the tool posted by cruze5.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:14:13 AM EDT
I am running the removal tool right now.....I am on dial up and it took less than one second at 44.2kpbs to download the tool.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:21:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 7:21:50 AM EDT by cruze5]
if you are running symantec products please download the denitions from this page

latest definitions
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:42:35 AM EDT
well i got a newer computer after Christmas and its got all sorts of scanning shit on it...

Symantec, McAfee, so much annoying crap I really hate.

Personally anyone that creates a virus to harm millions of computers...should be hunted down unmercifuly.....
AND SHOT!! That would stop that!

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:59:31 AM EDT
I think I'm infected, I got this yesterday:

Subject: Mexican Virus


JOU HAVE YUST RECEIVED A MEHICAN BIRUS!!!!! SINCE WE NOT SO
TECNOLOHICALLY ADBANCED IN MEHICO, DIS IS A "MANUAL" BIRUS. PLEASE
DELETE ALL THE FILES ON JOUR HARD DRIVE JOURSELF AND SEND THIS E-MAIL
TO EBERYONE JOU KNOW. TAN JOU POR YELPING ME.

JULIO MANUEL JOSE CARLOS ARMANDO RODIRGUEZ LOPEZ MARTINEZ GARCIA,
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:01:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:42:41 AM EDT
I no have thess birus!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:53:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:



Holy Shit that is funny.


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