The “Storm” worm has been doing major damage or spamming to computers. Initiated on January 15th, the worm has been named after the recent storm in Europe and the fact that it has sent 6 different waves of hundreds of thousands of spam-like e-mails.
Essentially, the worm congregates in a sample of computers that then sends out spam and malware to many computers. To avoid infecting your computer, do not open e-mails with the following subject lines: “230 dead as storm batters Europe,” “First nuclear act of terrorism,” “full clip.exe,” and “read more.exe.”
If you are one of the unlucky ones who opens up one of these e-mails, you will receive instant an instant worm. The worm may lay dormant for a while and then decide to spam others or steal your data. Not such a friendly worm! Updating your anti-virus software and running a scan will typically remove this worm.