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Old 04-12-2004, 22:29   #1 (permalink)
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Virus Warning

We were hit hard by a new virus W32.Gaobot.WO, discovered a week ago by Symantec.

Long story short, it struck us before our virus program (etrust innoculateIT) has included the signiture on an update - meaning that about 90% of our 260+ computers were infected within a few hours.

The network traffic that it generated slowed the entire network down to a crawl, no-one could email, browse the web, run network programs etc...

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...gaobot.wo.html explains what it is and how to remove it manually.

It is now 3pm and all of the machines are turned off bar a few, so that we can remove the virus completely before turning them back on - as they reinfect very easily.

Companies in particular should keep an eye on this..
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Old 04-12-2004, 22:40   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it certainly pays to have a good Virus checker especially Symantec.
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Old 04-13-2004, 00:34   #3 (permalink)
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ouch sounds like the IT department is going to be busy for a bit.
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Old 04-13-2004, 00:40   #4 (permalink)
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thanx for the warning blueraven. *sigh* just another annoyance to stuff our day...
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oh goodie another network rapeing virus, yay!

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