W32.Blackmal.E Virus/Worm

Carl Spitzer cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Sun Feb 12 19:46:09 MST 2006


On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 02:23 -0600, Richard A Whitenight wrote:
> I'm currently cleaning my computer using a program found on
> www.symantec.com.  The link to download the program is:
> 
> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/FixBmalE.exe
> 
> Keep your fingers crossed.  I'll follow up with a response to this post
> when the supposed cleaning is done.  One interesting aspect of this virus
> is that it apparently attempts to overwrite shared files on or about the
> same date of each month, and is also a mass mailer.  One aspect of
> ensuring that shared files are not overwritten is to assign a password to
> the file, so that the worm can not overwrite it.  This is word from
> Symantec.  

www.suse.com
at least get zonealarm and AVG antivirus to back up Norton if your not
ready for *nix.

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