The Badtrans worm is getting on my bad side

— 12:24 AM on November 28, 2001

I'm sure some of you have seen Steve over at the cold, HardOCP complaining about the flood of virus e-mails he has been receiving. Let me assure you, he is not alone in his pain. The address has received more of this particular variant of virus than we did of Sircam. Most amazingly, we continue to receive the B variant of the virus—a version that exploits the same IE MIME bug that Nimda exploited. You would think after the Nimda scare more people would have updated to IE 5.5 SP2 or at least applied the appropriate patch.

Please, for the sake of our collective sanity, virus scan your box. You can find some suitable options here, here, here and according to [H]ard|OCP, Sam's Club has Mcafee VirusScan 6.0 for $40 with a $40 mail-in rebate.

As for the cause of this epidemic, blame the Brits.

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