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 PostPost subject: New trojan deletes your music        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:10 am 
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In an obvious protest against pirating music, someone has unleashed a new, low threat trojan virus onto the Internet community that is hellbent on deleting all of your MP3 files.

Known as the W32.Deletemusic, this virus does exactly as the name implies. Once activated, it will scan any drive connected to your PC and delete any music file, whether it be on your primary hard drive, flash drive, or external hard drive.

Additionally, it'll attach itself to an infected drive and if that drive is inserted into another machine, it will again continue its destruction of all your music.

Source: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/10618.cfm

Symantecs response to the virus: http://www.symantec.com/security_respon ... 10-4123-99

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Good thing my music is on my file server as read only.


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RentedMule wrote:
Good thing my music is on my file server as read only.


It doesn't matter. It can still delete files marked as read only (unless its a network drive marked as read only) and can easily spread to another computer and delete them from there.

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Good thing I keep a copy on around 10-11 DVD-RWs. ;) (if it got deleted, i'd format to rid the virus before inserting non-copy-protected dvd-rws though.)

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Everything is read-only unless you are logged in as domain administrator.


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One more reason to use Ogg Vorbis :)


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One more reason to use Ogg Vorbis :)


Or WMA :P but that's Microsoft powered :P

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The Distractor wrote:
ppc_digger wrote:
One more reason to use Ogg Vorbis :)


Or WMA :P but that's Microsoft powered :P

One more reason not to use WMA. :P


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Good thing i can download all of my songs off net (anime intros, PS3 song, 360 song...).


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good thing I use anywhere.fm, have an ipod, have dvd backups, have the original cd's, and have backups(of certain songs) on email.


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I really would not expect something like this, unfortunatly, there are probably 50,000 copies of it in wide circulation on limewire at this moment. This is yet another reason to switch to ogg THE SECOND IT FINISHES DOWNLOADING.


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AnDrEwP182 wrote:
I really would not expect something like this, unfortunatly, there are probably 50,000 copies of it in wide circulation on limewire at this moment. This is yet another reason to switch to ogg THE SECOND IT FINISHES DOWNLOADING.


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