Virus Alert From Trend Micro: High Risk Virus Assessment on TROJ_MATCHER.A

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Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Trend Micro

    MARLOW, England, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro (Nasdaq:   TMIC)
 (TSE: 4704), is warning computer users of a fast spreading virus known as
 TROJ_MATCHER.A.  This virus is a Trojan worm that was created in Visual Basic
 6.0.
     The virus spreads via email, recipients are taken from the Windows Address
 book. Disguised as a Love Matching Program TROJ_MATCHER.A uses the Visual
 Basic component Microsoft Script Control to propagate itself using the default
 installed mail client.
 
     Subject Line: Matcher
 
     Attachment:   MATCHER.EXE
 
     Message text: Want to find your love mates!!!
                   Try this its cool ...
                   Looks and Attitude Maching to opposite sex
 
     Protection has been posted to Trend Micro's Web site as pattern file #880.
 Existing customers can also use the content filtering plug-in eManager(TM) to
 block the attachment MATCHER.EXE or the subject of MATCHER.  Additionally,
 concerned computer users can use Trend Micro's free online virus scanner
 Housecall(TM) to detect this threat.
     "This looks like a cheap rip-off of the original Melissa virus," says
 David Perry, global director of education.  "Unfortunately, people are still
 falling for it.  Our hope is that people will take this warning seriously and
 not open any .exe attachments."
 
     About Trend Micro
     Trend Micro is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security
 software and services.  The Tokyo-based corporation has its European
 headquarters in Marlow, England, and business units worldwide. Trend Micro
 products are sold through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service
 providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro
 products, visit: http://www.trendmicro.co.uk
 
 

SOURCE Trend Micro
    MARLOW, England, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro (Nasdaq:   TMIC)
 (TSE: 4704), is warning computer users of a fast spreading virus known as
 TROJ_MATCHER.A.  This virus is a Trojan worm that was created in Visual Basic
 6.0.
     The virus spreads via email, recipients are taken from the Windows Address
 book. Disguised as a Love Matching Program TROJ_MATCHER.A uses the Visual
 Basic component Microsoft Script Control to propagate itself using the default
 installed mail client.
 
     Subject Line: Matcher
 
     Attachment:   MATCHER.EXE
 
     Message text: Want to find your love mates!!!
                   Try this its cool ...
                   Looks and Attitude Maching to opposite sex
 
     Protection has been posted to Trend Micro's Web site as pattern file #880.
 Existing customers can also use the content filtering plug-in eManager(TM) to
 block the attachment MATCHER.EXE or the subject of MATCHER.  Additionally,
 concerned computer users can use Trend Micro's free online virus scanner
 Housecall(TM) to detect this threat.
     "This looks like a cheap rip-off of the original Melissa virus," says
 David Perry, global director of education.  "Unfortunately, people are still
 falling for it.  Our hope is that people will take this warning seriously and
 not open any .exe attachments."
 
     About Trend Micro
     Trend Micro is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security
 software and services.  The Tokyo-based corporation has its European
 headquarters in Marlow, England, and business units worldwide. Trend Micro
 products are sold through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service
 providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro
 products, visit: http://www.trendmicro.co.uk
 
 SOURCE  Trend Micro