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LinuxPR: "Prolin" Worm Demands Users Move to Linux

Dec 02, 2000, 11:49 (0 Talkback[s])

"Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software-development company, announces the discovery of a new Internet-worm, "Prolin," that has been developed by an unknown hacker going by the pseudonym of "The Penguin." To date, Kaspersky Lab has received many reports of infections by this worm from Poland. The "Prolin" worm is capable of operating on Windows 2000. For normal operating under other versions of the operating system (Windows 95/98, Windows NT), the worm requires the Visual Basic 6.0 run-time library MSVBVM60.DLL, which is not included in the package by default."

"Considering the large number of infections in Poland caused by this worm, Kaspersky Lab has released a special cure that allows for fast and effective restoring of the files that have been damaged. The cure is available free of charge on our Web site www.kaspersky.com," said Denis Zenkin, Head of Corporate Communications for Kaspersky Lab."

"Protection against the "Prolin" worm has been added to the daily update of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVP). The update is available for free at the Kaspersky Lab Web site at http://www.kaspersky.ru/go/restoreProlin/restoreProlin.exe".

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