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SKYPE users targeted

September 11, 2007
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One more time a worm is spreading through SKYPE. Its detected as Worm.Skipi.a.

It uses the chat function of Skype to send a short message containing a link to a seemingly

benign JPEG file to other users. Users that click on the link will download and run a copy of the worm,

and start to infect others. It contains code to turn off several security applications, and alters

the hosts file to disable the downloading of updates.

Description of the Worm.Skipi.a.

If you have received any such link please send them to viruslab at quickheal dot com.

Storm snip

NFL season is about to start, the storm worm authors have started using this to catch some of you.

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