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Zafi.D virus Christmas greetings

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:41 pm    Post subject: Zafi.D virus Christmas greetings Reply with quote

Looks like someone doesn't want any presents from Father Christmas this year as they've been really bad and created a new virus especially for the festive season.

The Zafi.D virus version of the virus sends itself in an e-mail claiming to be a Christmas greetings card, with the subject "Merry Christmas!" with a subject "Happy HollyDays!" or "Error in packed file!"

However this one has got a bit cleverer in that it tries to customise the message accordingly depending on what language it thinks you might speak. For example if your e-mail address ends in .hu it'll send you the message in Hungarian.

There are currently about 19 versions of the message such as:

Sender: S. Ewa
Subject: Christmas - Kartki!
Wesolych Swiat!
:) [Sender]

Sender: V. Dusan
Subject: Christmas pohlednice
Veselé Vánoce!
:) [Sender]

Sender: T. Antonio
Subject: Buon Natale!
Buon Natale!
:) [Sender]

etc. More listed at http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/zafi_d.shtml

The worm also goes under the names:

W32.Erkez.D@mm [Symantec]
Win32.Zafi.D [Computer Associates]
W32/Zafi.d@MM [McAfee]
W32/Zafi.D.worm [Panda]
W32/Zafi-D [Sophos]
WORM_ZAFI.D [Trend Micro

If you get infected, theres a W32.Erkez.D@mm removal tool

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