Monday, May 09, 2005

AIM Virus Hits Home

This past week my fiancée, a very bright and curious woman, fell victim to the latest AIM virus, Gabby-A. I am confident that we managed to remove it with a little help from AIM Fix written by Jay Loden. AOL also managed to block the virus on their end, eventually. The 2 things that really get me about this incident are:

  1. What hope is there for the naive and computer illiterate to keep from getting viruses like this when those who know better are still fooled?

  2. Why did my very updated Norton Antivirus not catch this? It was very similar to the Kelvir worm that affected Reuters IM and MS Messenger a week or so earlier.


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