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Rising warns of three computer viruses likely to strike China next week

Shanghai. (Interfax-China) -Rising, China’s largest anti-virus product vendor, announced that Internet users should be wary of three new viruses next week. Worm.Smibag could be the most active virus during the period from October 13 to 19. It can be rapidly spread via Microsoft Network (MSN) programs and slow down Internet access. The virus will automatically open IE (Internet Explorer) windows connecting to pornographic websites. So far, the virus has reportedly infected only Korean-language MSN programs, but Rising warns a virus mutation might appear soon that affects Chinese versions of MSN. The Trojan.WebAuto.g is another virus that may become very active next week. This virus can be spread via IE and Oicq, a popular online chatting tool. The virus can change the startpage address of IE to unwanted websites in an infected computer. It will also send false messages that include links to virus websites to online friends of the computer users. When recipients of such emails click the links, the virus will automatically activate in their computers. Full Story

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