UVM has received a number of copies of two specific viruses through our
gateways today. Currently these are being propagated around campus by
Please be on the alert for messages containing unsolicited attachments.
Both viruses spread via local address books and thus may appear to come from
someone you know. The attachment will take the name of a file from the
virus sender's local drive and thus may appear to me a legitimate
attachment. Infected attachments may take a number of extensions including
GIF, BAT, PIF, LNK or just about anything else! Subject lines of infected
mail vary greatly, and thus cannot be filtered by our mail servers.
The viruses are W32.SirCam and W32.Magistr. Instructions on the removal of
the SirCam virus can be found at:
I will add a faq for the Magistr virus to
http://cit.uvm.edu/antivirus/index.html within the hour.
Both viruses are detected and removed by Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition.
Get your Norton installer from:
CIT Client Services