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New worm viruses reported

A software vendor has issued warnings about two new worm viruses spreading rapidly on the Internet.

F-Secure of San Jose, Calif. said the Irok and Kak worms are similar to the infamous Melissa virus and circulate via users of the Microsoft Outlook e-mail program.

Irok propagates through a file attachment called IROK.EXE, while the Kak worm, written in Javascript, arrives within an e-mail message with the subject line “I thought you might like to see this.”

Users can stop the virus by disabling “Active Scripting” in the preferences file.

Details can be found at www.techweb.com.

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