'Zero Day' Virus Cripples Windows Operated PCs Worldwide
Last week, a newfound, malware has contaminated infinite Windows operated PCs worldwide, including the Brazos Valley, leaving behind a trail of sluggish and, sometimes, totally infected systems.
The College Station based AgniTEK Technology Solutions' account manager, David Gerlak stated, "The organization has witnessed a deluge of calls from clients infected by the "Zero Day" malware. The constant flow of calls started arriving a week back" as, per reports by Theeagle in the April 5, 2007 edition.
Gerlak appended that the virus traveled online; hitching itself to the Microsoft Windows animated cursor files, thereby drastically slackening the computer's working speed or disabling it.
On April 3, 2007, Microsoft hurried to issue a security download to mend the trouble but meanwhile cyber-terrorists had already taken advantage of the security fault on PCs worldwide, Microsoft officials asserted in a statement released on April 5, 2007 by Theeagle.
"Never be deceived by it's harmless looks", Cooper alleged. Moreover, there was a time when gif and JPEG attachments were both regarded as benign until cyber-terrorists began concealing malware in them. "Rather, analyze your business requirements", he stated in Arnnet's report dated April 4, 2007.
Gerlak appended that a security update for the new virus had been issued. Though, if your PC is already infected it will probably be examined and then taken to an expert who can attempt to eliminate the virus from the PC - a challenging and expensive job.
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