November 30, 2000

MTX virus gaining speed in unusual ways

Author: JT Smith

Network World Fusion reports "The three-month-old MTX virus appears to be gaining speed, with several antivirus vendors escalating the pesky bug to a midlevel threat in recent weeks. The increased worries stem from a particularly harmful feature in which the virus blocks users from antivirus Web sites, stopping them from downloading virus protection updates and from issuing warnings."

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