Attention: Virus Zircon.c is spreading on the Internet

14 Mar 2002
Virus News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading international data-security software developer, reports the detection of a new version of the Internet-worm known as Zircon. Zircon.c, which is distinct from two previous forms, has achieved wide distribution across the Internet. Zircon.c spreads via e-mail in the form of an e-mail message with the attachment 'patch.exe'. The messages subject field may contain text in Japanese or the word 'Important', while the messages body is blank. To avoid infection from Zircon.c Kaspersky Lab recommends that users do not launch the attachment 'patch.exe' and immediately delete the e-mail together with its attachment. Instructions detailing how to defend against this Internet-worm have already been added to the Kaspersky anti-virus database. Further details regarding this Internet-worm are available in the Kaspersky Lab Virus Encyclopedia.