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A new mass-mailing worm which tries to scare naive users into running it by saying pornographic content has been found on their PCs has begun doing the rounds. Users are told that adult material on their PC can be hidden by running an attached program called "Evidence Cleaner", actually the Baba-C worm.

Baba-C turns the frequent trick of offering malware posing a XXX-material on its head by offering to remove adult content from Windows PCs. The end result is much the same though. Users duped into running Baba-C further the spread of the worm and open up backdoor access to their Windows system.

Although there have only been a small number of reports of the Baba-C worm, vigilance (and update anti-virus signatures to detect the worm) is never a bad thing. Emails sent by the worm (screenshot) typically arrive with the subject: "Important! XXX sites found on your computer!" ®

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