Beware of the fake 'Worm Klez.E Immunity' message and tool!

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Beware of the fake 'Worm Klez.E Immunity' message and tool!

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This question was answered on May 8, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

An e-mail message is in circulation that claims to have a tool to fight the Klez.E worm

It is, in fact, the Klez.H worm that is posing as a 'helpful' tool

The typical Subject line is:

Worm Klez.E immunity

The typical Body reads:

Klez.E is the most common world-wide spreading worm.It's very dangerous by corrupting your files.

Because of its very smart stealth and anti-anti-virus technic,most common AV software can't detect or clean it We developed this free immunity tool to defeat the malicious virus.

You only need to run this tool once,and then Klez will never come into your PC.

NOTE: Because this tool acts as a fake Klez to fool the real worm,some AV monitor maybe cry when you run it.

If so,Ignore the warning,and select 'continue' If you have any question,please mail to me

The typical attachment has an "EXE" extention with a random file name

DO NOT OPEN OR RUN THE ATTACHED 'TOOL' AS IT WILL ATTEMPT TO INFECT YOUR SYSTEM WITH THE KLEZ.H WORM!!!

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on May 8, 2002