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'MATCHER' VIRUS FAILS TO SPREAD THE LOVE

Remember the song "Looking for love in all the wrong
places?" Well, security firm Trend Micro Wednesday found
yet another place where love is promised, but only
trouble is delivered.

The company identified a new Microsoft Visual Basic
Script Trojan horse virus called "Matcher" early
Wednesday morning in Europe and the United States, said
Susan Orbuch, senior director of communications at Trend
Micro. A Trojan horse is a software that appears to do
one thing, but in actuality does another when run, often
with mischievous results. Matcher comes disguised as a
program that promises to find you a love match. The
virus, which Trend Micro said is liable to spread fast,
but is nondestructive, goes by the official name
Troj_Matcher.A, or the alias Bugger, and will appear as
an e-mail attachment called Matcher.exe.

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