Help & How-To: Dangerous Kriz virus spread by other worms

Summary:Although the Kriz virus was first discovered in late 1999, it is believed to have infected files that other, more recent worms such as Bymer have spread across the Internet throughout the year. For that reason, several anti-virus software companies are now warning users to scan their PCs in advance of its Dec.

Although the Kriz virus was first discovered in late 1999, it is believed to have infected files that other, more recent worms such as Bymer have spread across the Internet throughout the year. For that reason, several anti-virus software companies are now warning users to scan their PCs in advance of its Dec. 25 trigger date. Kriz (W32.Kriz) infects Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000 systems and carries a destructive payload similar to CIH. That means Kriz can destroy files on floppy disks, hard drives, network drives, as well as the computer's BIOS. Full story -- Robert Vamosi, Help & How-To

Topics: Malware, Hardware, Operating Systems, PCs, Security, Software, Windows

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