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Cola "is proud to announce a new Christmas promotion"-Virus!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email announcing "a new Christmas
Promotion" for 2008 from Coca Cola. You could win a trip to the
Bahamas and a life time supply of Coca Cola by playing an online game.
The Truth: According to McAfee Inc, this email is infected with the W32/Xirtem@MM worm virus.
This is assessed as a low risk virus and
up to date virus protection software should intercept and neutralize it.
The W32/Xirtem@MM, according to McAfee, "is a mass mailing worm that
also spreads through removable media using autorun.inf, and also by
copying itself to Shared folders of Peer-2-Peer applications."
Other versions of this infected email may
mention McDonalds and a card from Hallmark.