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Stefanie Ploof <[log in to unmask]>
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Technology Discussion at UVM <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:12:03 -0500
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W32.Blackmal.E@mm is an email attachment worm that also attempts to spread
through network shares and lower security settings on Windows systems.
Infected computers will contact a remote computer to report their
infection, then will delete their own security and/or antivirus programs,
as well as delete specific file types, including all Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Photoshop documents, on the activation date of Friday,
February 3. The infected machines will continue to reactivate on the 3rd
of each month until the infection is removed.

Because of increased media attention and the potential damage to campus
computers, the UVM antivirus team is issuing an alert about this worm.

To find out more information about this worm, including detection and
prevention methods, please visit the alert page at:

	http://www.uvm.edu/antivirus/?Page=faqs/blackmal-alert.html

If you encounter problems or have questions about this worm please contact
your department's IT staff if applicable; or, contact the CIT Helpline at
www.uvm.edu/cit/help or 656-2604.

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