Nyxem virus , Nyxem removal
Computer security firms are bracing themselves as the moment approaches when the Nyxem virus will strike.
On 3 February the bug will start erasing Word documents, spreadsheets and other common files on infected PCs.
Compromised machines will also be used as launch platforms to help the virus seek out fresh victims.
Because the virus is known to be lurking on more than 300,000 PCs, this scanning could generate large amounts of net traffic as it activates.
Affected operating systems Windows
Side effects Turns off anti-virus applications
Sends itself to email addresses found on the infected computer
Deletes files off the computer
Forges the sender’s email address
Uses its own emailing engine
Downloads code from the internet
Reduces system security
Installs itself in the Registry
The virus (Nyxem.E) is reported to activate on 3rd day of each month, 30 minutes after system startup.
One of the ways you can tell the computer is infected: antivirus software won’t run, there are Winzip.exe, Update.exe and WINZIP_TMP.EXE files in ?:\Windows\System or ?:\Windows\System32 folders.
By Microsoft :
Malicious Software Encyclopedia: Win32/Mywife.E@mm
Published: January 18, 2006
Win32/Mywife.E@mm is a mass-mailing network worm that targets certain versions of Microsoft Windows. The worm spreads through e-mail attachments and writeable network shares. It is expected to corrupt the content of specific files on the third day of every month.
This threat has been assigned CME identifier CME-24. It will be detected as Win32/Mywife.E@mm!CME-24.
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