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|Detection updated on:||June 17, 2002|
Newo is a worm that reaches computers in a file called README.BAT attached to an e-mail message with the following subject: England Win WorldCup with Beckham.
It is very easy to get infected with this virus, as it seems to contain information about World Cup held in Japan and Korea.
The effects of Newo are considered dangerous, as it modifies certain system files, thereby damaging the operating system and making it unstable.
A clear indication that Newo has reached the computer is the reception of an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
England Win WorldCup with Beckham
Beckham & Owen Predictions
When the README.BAT file is run, Newo displays the following text on the screen:
Beckham kick everyone asses! Hehee! :P