Judging by the number of emails I've been getting, there are a great many of you infected with this nasty virus. Here's a tip, NEVER open any attachments unless your name is in the body of the email, or you are specifically expecting something from a person you know. Above all, never, never open any attachments with a ".exe" extension.
Sircam is a mass mailing virus that uses Microsoft
Outlook Express to distribute itself, according to Trend Micro. It attempts to
evade detection by arriving with a random subject line and an attachment by the
same name. But Sircam is particularly nasty since it can send out personal
documents saved on the hard drive. F-Secure's anti-virus warning described
Sircam's message like this:
Subject: Document file name (without
Hi! How are you?
I send you this file in order to have
See you later.