W32.Goner Virus

December 4, 2001

W32.Goner.A@mm is a computer worm that spreads via e-mail. You will recieve an e-mail with the subject 'Hi' and the body '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!'. It also includes the virus infected attachment names 'Gone.scr'. The worm spreads itself via the Microsoft Outlook address book as well as ICQ and IRC. The virus also attempts to delete files common to Antivirus and Firewall software. Norton AntiVirus users should run LiveUpdate to make sure their virus definition files are up to date. Recent virus definition files will prevent infection. If you feel you are infected, please call 4help at 231-HELP(4357).

More information on the virus and removal instructions are availible at:
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