Nasty – I’ve got a virus charging round both my machines. It’s a nimda worm variant (a G variant)
Here is some info on it’s older brother – the A variant…
“W32.Nimda.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that utilizes multiple methods to spread itself. The name of the virus came from the reversed spelling of “admin”. The worm sends itself out by email, searches for open network shares, attempts to copy itself to unpatched or already vulnerable Microsoft IIS web servers, and is a virus infecting both local files and files on remote network shares. ” (Symantec)
SO in other words – it breeds, spreads and makes a real mess. My machine is running like an old 486, and my network is crippled – error pop ups all over the place.. I’m hoping that I don’t have to re-format everything. It’s set me back a few days.
Apart from this trouble – life is cool ! Went to see osymyso in Leeds on Saturday – along side Utah Saints! The music was fantastic – photo’s to follow.