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    Programming Ninja mkeefe's Avatar
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    Nasty Windows virus to hit on 02-03-06

    Noticed this alert on Utopia which has been issued by the BBC

    On February 3rd, 2006 the Nyxem virus is set to delete Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Acrobat files on infected machines.

    Make sure your machine doesn't have any infections and don't open unknown emails.

    Here is the complete article

    Here is the list of files it targets:

    • NYXEM FILE TARGETS
      DMP - Oracle files
      DOC - Word document
      MDB - Microsoft Access
      MDE - Microsoft Access/Office
      PDF - Adobe Acrobat
      PPS - PowerPoint slideshow
      PPT - PowerPoint
      PSD - Photoshop
      RAR - Compressed archive
      XLS - Excel spreadsheet
      ZIP - Compressed file



    Matt

    [Edited on 1/30/2006 by mkeefe]

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    Barrista TechZsue's Avatar
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    thanks for the heads up...i think i can live without powerpoint, excel, maybe even word but never, ever without photoshop

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    oh nasty..tku!

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    Always install updates on your antivirus so you will not encounter the viruses

    [Edited on 2/8/2008 by StylizE]

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