“Anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc. is warning about a new version of the Mydoom worm that infects computers of people who click on a link in e-mail they receive. The new version is a mass-mailing worm that does not contain an attachment, as some earlier versions of the worm program have done,” CNN/Money reports.
“A worm is a self-replicating computer program that — like a computer virus — can cause damage to a computer’s software by attaching itself to programs,” CNN/Money reports.
According to Symantec, systems affected include: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.
Apple’s Mac OS X operating system is unaffected.
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