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New Virus found & warning information


New Virus found & warning information

I hope F9 wont mind me passing the following information to users, see details about this new virus below (from Message Labs).

On 19th and 21st June 2003 respectively, MessageLabs the email security company intercepted the first copies of two new mass-mailing viruses called W32/Auric.E-mm, W32/NoFear.B-mm:

Name: W32/Auric.E-mm
Aliases: MaGold, Maya Gold
Number of copies intercepted so far: 9
Time & Date first Captured: 19th June 2003 10:03GMT
Origin of first intercepted copy: Hungary
Number of countries seen active: 2 (Hungary, USA)

Name: W32/NoFear.B-mm
Aliases: I-Worm.Fearso.b
Number of copies intercepted so far: 4
Time & Date first Captured: 21st June 2003 20:20GMT
Origin of first intercepted copy: Canada
Number of countries seen active: 1

MessageLabs detected all strains of these viruses proactively, using its unique and patented Skeptic™ predictive heuristics technology. For further information, please visit the MessageLabs website at:

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MessageLabs ( is the leading provider of managed email security services to businesses worldwide. The company's unique predictive technology, Skeptic(tm), delivered through a global infrastructure, acts as a first line of defence by scanning email and eliminating threats such as viruses, spam, porn and other unwanted content before they reach the customer and without the need for any additional hardware or software costs.

The MessageLabs service is powered by a global network of email 'control towers,' currently spanning the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, USA and Hong Kong. The network is centrally managed from a Global Operations Centre and scans more than 14 million emails a day with no discernible impact on delivery times.

MessageLabs currently has more than 5500 business customers globally, including: The British Government, Air Products, Conde Nast Publications, Fujitsu, Lloyds TSB and Rentokil. The company's partners include: BT, Cable and Wireless, Energis, Royal KPN NV, Telia, MCI, CSC, EasyNet/Ision and Atomwide.

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