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New virus

IRC/Stages.worm is an Internet worm that began spreading rapidly on
McAfee AVERT has assessed it as a HIGH-risk threat. McAfee.com Clinic
who used VirusScan Online after 6/16 have protection against this worm.
worm uses Microsoft Outlook to send copies of itself to all entries in
address book and through installations of Pirch, ICQ and mIRC.* It also
spreads to all available mapped drives on your system.

This worm will arrive in an email message with this format:

Subject: "Funny", "Jokes", or "Life Stages", sometimes followed by
Content: "The male and female stages of life"

Attachment: "LIFE_STAGES.TXT.SHS" (the suffix ".SHS" may be hidden)

If the attachment is run, the user sees a list of jokes while the worm
infects the system and attempts to send copies of itself to all
addresses in
Outlook address book, as well as through the other channels mentioned
* Pirch is an internet relay chat client for Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT,
mIRC is a shareware IRC chat client for Windows and ICQ lets you
IRC style chat sessions - it alerts you when your friends are online and
lets you chat with them.

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