Don\'t feel safe! Get rid of the NIDA worm!
Thread poster: Hans-Henning Judek

Hans-Henning Judek  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:22
German to English
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Oct 19, 2001

Don\'t say \"I\'m OK, I have virus protection\" - this is a really nasty one. There is a small and fast DOS-based utility available for free, which may surprise you, as it did me. I actually got one file infected. A friend of mine had 32 without knowing!

Go to:

read the description, downlad the 37K file and let it run. It takes just a couple of minutes, but it is worth it.

I had at the beginning of the year a worm through an e-mail message and it took me a day to clean everything up and bring it back to the status quo ante. Since then I am extremely careful. I installed AVG Anti-Virus (which is by the way FREE and working very well - und upgrade regularly.

Since then it had caught me the Code Red and the Sircam.A, so no complaints. It seems that before I installed the neccessary update for NIDA, it had already somehow sneaked in. I had no real problems, just more total freezes and blue screen of death than usual and some other oddities. I would never even have thought about having caught another virus.

So don\'t be fooled by a wrong feeling of safety. NIDA may be already there in your computer.....lurking...and then one day BUUUUAAAAAA


Gilda Manara  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:22
German to Italian
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antivirus Oct 19, 2001

thanks - a very useful information!


Daphne Theodoraki  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:22
Member (2003)
Swedish to Greek
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Thanks! Oct 19, 2001

Thank you Hans, that was extremely useful!



Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:22
English to Swedish
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A good alternative. Oct 19, 2001

AntiVir PE available GRATIS from



Lesley Clayton
Local time: 03:22
French to English
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How do you know you've got it? Oct 20, 2001

That might seem like a daft question, but if your anti-virus hasn\'t picked it up, then how do you know if the worm\'s there? My computer plays up quite often, but it\'s only minor things (I think!!).


tazdog (X)
Local time: 03:22
Spanish to English
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free on-line virus scan Oct 20, 2001

There is a free on-line virus scan service at It will tell you if you have any viruses and will get rid of them, too.


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