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Old 06 February 2008, 12:52   #1
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New Virus Warning!!

Here is a new virus which might affect your computers, Take care!!
Warning - Valentine Newar Virus

Newar Virus Alert

Antivirus suppliers such as Zone Alarm have reported a new Newar Virus also known as a Storm Worm. It comes in the form of an email and contains an attachment called with_love.exe. Subject lines have been reported so far as "Sent with Love" and "Falling in love with you". This virus will infect your PC and start infecting others.

Users who click on the link included in the e-mail, will be taken to a website showing a huge heart and be invited to download the file with_love.exe containing the Virus.

Over the last few months there have been numerous versions of the Newar Virus. At Halloween emails were of dancing skeletons so there could be more versions of this virus in the future.

Be careful over the next few weeks and check your email thoroughly because with_love.exe virus can come from even trusted sources and friends. When receiving emails containing executable attachments (.exe) or links to websites be cautious and never open un trusted files.
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PCs are faeces.

Get A Mac.
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PCs are just popular, nobody wants to attack a minority platform

Just don't open .exe files. Not that complicated really
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Agree with the "never open a .exe" but also the following should be left unopened as well:-

.com
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Theres probably a few more I could add but I plead memory failure as my head is numb from a Whisky Tasting session last night
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Snopes.com says it is a real threat - http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/storm.asp
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Or have you considered that OS X is inherently more secure than shitty Windoze?
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Or have you considered that OS X is inherently more secure than shitty Windoze?
It's not though - not by a long way. Apple are very slow releasing patches for security issues too.

Stephen is entirely correct. If you were trying to build an army of computers for you next spam email campaign, you’re hardly going to choose Macs. There are probably more zombie windows pc's out there than there are computers running OSX.
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Or have you considered that OS X is inherently more secure than shitty Windoze?
I asked my local computer geek about Macs, and he said they are getting attacked more and more!
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I asked my local computer geek about Macs, and he said they are getting attacked more and more!
I have been using Macs, full-time, for 15 years. I have never, ever seen even one smidgen of a virus. And that goes for all the folk I know that use Macs. NOT ONE INSTANCE OF A VIRUS.
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I had the reason why macs are more secure explained to me by a very very experienced person. It is just basically there a much more holes in a windows system to attack because it has to be able to run on many more computers different makes and models etc... os X ( which is mac operating system ) only has to run on apple hardware. Therefore can be programmed much more securely much easier.

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