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    MP3 virus alert.

    Posting in here because i thought that more people would be made aware of this virus rather than in the software or internet forums

    ne ways, theres a relatively new virus out there which can corrupt all mp3 files. I know lots of people these days store a stack of mp3s on their system whichis why i am posting this. More information about this virus can be found here . Sorry if this has been posted before

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    good thing i use ogg vorbis

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    if the "Genre" field has "Trance" selected it will then release its payload and corrupt the music file at 15 second intervals
    I don't listen to trance so im safe

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    Neither do I. Sounds a bit evil anyway... Must slow down a system a fair bit
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    Really dont see why people do these things anyway. Completly and utterly pointless, and they lead very sad lives if they got time make crap like that

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    That's an understatement... These people have the same mentality as murderers, terrorists, rapists...
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    I've always said record companys will Stop file sharing by flooding every service with viruses......It's the only logical way for them to stop it....
    I think this was made by somebody who hates Trance Music tho....

    I don't understand why it would attempt to unistall other worms.....
    maybe its selfish...

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    Is this a "virus" or a hoax?

    Neither MacAfee nor Symantec seem to be aware of it. Nor does Viruslist.

    Discovery date 30/3/2003. The site quoted shows "Last Updated on: March 31, 2004 9:17:09 PM ". That is SUSPICIOUSLY close to April 1st.


    No guarantees, but methinks you lot have been had.

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    More importantly sophos arent aware of it so to my mind it doesnt exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    That's an understatement... These people have the same mentality as murderers, terrorists, rapists...
    no?
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    Well - all my MP3s are now readonly as a precaution.

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    would that stop a virus?
    wouldnt they just add a little script to make it read and write?

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    PREVENTION

    The best way to protect yourself is to set your MP3 files to be read-only so that the worm may not make modifications to them.


    does look like bs from the site address..

    edit

    and thats the ONLY site google finds when you search for

    "W32/Transe.1999@mm" utter bs

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    HOAX!! - i'm not gonna make my 5000 songs readonly on my amd 1800 it will take a day!!!

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    attrib +r <drive>:\MP3 folder\*.mp3

    if it wasn't a hoax
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    that will do a base folder.

    attrib +r /s /d *.mp3 will recurse all subfolders.

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