- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
Once again, it really pays to keep your virus protection updated. A new worm, which seems to be a spybot variant, works on a flaw found in older versions of Symantec antivirus for corporations. While personal editions of the software are not affected, any corporation running an older version of Symantec Norton will be vulnerable to the worm. The worm turns whatever it infects into a "zombie" PC, which only serves to copy and send the virus. Symantec had a fix for the problem on May 25th, but not all users downloaded it. Symantec is re-evaluating it's patch/virus definition distribution method.