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The top headline in the PC world today is the new worm that exploits a security hole in all versions of Windows...

Actually, W32.Blaster.Worm only affects Windows 2000 and XP, and despite how quickly it can spread it doesn't do anything to damage windows (ie, nothing that would require you to reinstall), and is very very easy to remove. Microsoft also released a patch to fix the vulnerability around a month ago, so anyone who runs WindowsUpdate more than once a year would be immune..

Spreads like a mofo though. I'd say it was on every one of our demo PCs at work within about 30 minutes of the first one being infected, with no help from us, it just spread across all 25 machines. And beforeanyone says anything, virtually all our demo machines have been put out in the last few days which is why we hadn't run WindowsUpdate yet.

--PB
 
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