November 29, 2000

MTX virus blocks access to anti-virus sites

Author: JT Smith

ZDCOUK reports that "a computer virus that's smart enough to block its victims from
getting help is steadily spreading around the Internet. The bug,
called MTX, was discovered in August and initially labeled a low
risk.

But in recent weeks, infections have been growing and last week it
was the most prevalent virus in the world, according to one
antivirus firm. The bug has one very sinister feature: once it infects
a user, it's programmed to stop the victim from visiting antivirus
Web sites and sending "mayday" emails to antivirus companies."

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