McAfee.com Dispatch Subscriber:
is a new, compressed variant of the original W32/ExploreZip.worm.
AVERT has assessed it as a high-risk threat,
approaching outbreak levels! It reproduces itself
by sending replies to incoming email messages,
with itself as an attachment called "zipped_files.exe".
includes a payload: it will search the user's
mapped drives and overwrite all files of types .c,
.cpp, .asm, doc, .xls, .ppt. to zero Kb.
- If you receive an email with the message "I
received your email and I shall send you a reply
ASAP. Till then, take a look at the attached
zipped docs.", DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY! It
will have an attachment called "zipped_files.exe";
DO NOT DOUBLE-CLICK OR RUN THIS ATTACHMENT! If
you do, it will infect your system!
4.0.25 and above requires the EXTRA.DAT (W32exp-4.zip)
to detect and remove W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak.
VirusScan 3.x cannot detect W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak
because it arrives in a compressed form. Users of
VirusScan 3.x should upgrade to
the latest version.
If you are using McAfee Clinic [Active Shield (TM)],
to get the update.
out more about this virus. Click
to go to the W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak Help
if your system is infected, click
use VirusScan Online.
the latest copy of VirusScan, please click
to the latest VirusScan. Purchase the
VirusScan Maintenance Plan which entitles
you to 12 months of upgrades, click
the latest DAT files, click