_____ From: nvfc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nvfc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of NVFC E-Update Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 11:17 AM To: NVFC E-Update List Subject: [NVFC] EMAIL VIRUS ALERT The NVFC has received an email virus which has replicated itself and is being automatically sent to everyone on our email list. Many state governments, associations and businesses have also been affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We have corrected the matter internally, however infected outside sources may be able to mask our email list and send viruses that appear to be coming from NVFC when in fact they are not. Below is a description of the virus along with a link to removal tool information: W32.Netsky.B is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses it finds when scanning the hard drives and mapped drives. This worm also searches drives C through Z for folder names containing "Share" or "Sharing," and then copies itself to those folders. The Subject, Body, and email attachment vary. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.netsky.b@xxxxxxx Symantec Security Response has developed a removal <http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.netsky@xxxxxxxx al.tool.html> tool to clean the infections of W32.Netsky.B@mm.