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If you use Microsoft, apply this patch NOW!

27 June 2003

Download and install the appropriate patch for your corresponding operating system.

If you do not know the version of your operating system do this to find out:

On your desktop, right click my computer > select properties > and on that first dialog box you will see what version of M$ you are running.

This will help prevent the spread of this internet worm attack that affected so many people all over the world.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/08/16/computer.worm/index.html (Even though this story says it only affects Windows 2000, apply the patch anyways to any versrion of Windows you have.)

Summary of all the info above:

Worm causes your PC to constantly shutdown and restart. If you have this problem, or you're worried you might have this worm, download and run this free <A HREF="http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.zotob.removal.tool.html">Removal Tool</A>.

Before you all hit the panic stations and download this patch; if you have automatic-updates turned on the patch may already be installed. You can check by following these steps:

1) Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
2) Click on "Review your update history"
3) Look for the update with (KB899588) at the end. If you have that, you're protected.
its always good to run windowsupdate manually every once in a while too b/c the auto updater doesn't always get everything...and its not always turned on for everyone ;)