Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Downadup - a virus

Hi all,

A virus which has affected 9m computers around the globe. 

Drives such as USB sticks infected with the virus trick users into installing the worm, according to researchers.

The "Autoplay" function in Vista and early versions of Windows 7 automatically searches for programs on removable drives.

However, the virus hijacks this process, masquerading as a folder to be opened. When clicked, the worm installs itself.

It then attempts to contact one of a number of web servers, from which it could download another program that could take control of the infected computer.

Read more about this very interesting virus at

Het Waghela,,
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