Killer Resume Virus: Melissa
What is it and How Do I Protect Myself from It?
|What is the Killer
When the user closes the infected file, the virus attempts to delete files in the following directories:
(deletes all files in root directory)
It also continues to attempt to delete all files in the root directory of drive A, B, D....up to drive Z.
How Can I Protect Myself?
Since its a Microsoft Word Macro Virus, the answer is simply. First, don't open any attachments that you don't have to, and secondly follow the instructions below to Enable Macro Virus Protection in Word which will warn you if a document contains macros. Macros are small programs designed to improve the speed and efficiency of a document by combining multiple tasks into one and running them all at once, however they pose a grave risk in security. Don't run macros.
To Enable Macro Virus Protection in MS Word
Microsoft Word, Click on Tools
Also update your virus signatures in your anti-virus software, check EVERY attachment with anti-virus software before opening, and read more about viruses and how to protect yourself in the
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