Wednesday, September 12th 2007

New Skype Worm Confirmed

Skype has learned that a computer virus called "w32/Ramex.A" is affecting users of Skype for Windows. Users whose computers are infected with this virus will send a chat message to other Skype users asking them to click on a web link that can infect the computer of the person who receives the message. The worm is also known as "WORM_SKIPI.A (Trend)," and "W32/Pykse.worm.b" (McAfee). When a Skype user receives chat message with an internet link - either from Skype contacts or users not on the contact list - and download the .scr file covered as .jpg picture, the worm will install itself to the system and create several startup keys in the registry. Currently, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab and Symantec have already updated their antivirus products to detect and remove the worm. Expert users who know what they’re doing can also remove the worm manually, by following this guide.Source: Skype
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4 Comments on New Skype Worm Confirmed

#1
Glump Bliermp
My GF's cousin has this exact same virus except it affects his Mac version of AIM. :roll:
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, seems nothing is safe from Viruses these days.
I didnt see Avast on the list, I hope they update theirs soon.
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Migons
by: WarEagleAU
Wow, seems nothing is safe from Viruses these days.
Luckily I'm not running Windows, even though Skype yes.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Glump Bliermp
My GF's cousin has this exact same virus except it affects his Mac version of AIM. :roll:
Proof?

I think a virus that effects a Mac would be front page news on every tech site on the web.
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