Sneaky virus spreading rapidly

Tuesday, 13 May 2003, 8:02 AM EST

The mass-mailing worm, dubbed Fizzer, is rapidly infecting computers using the Windows operating system in Asia, Europe and the US.

Experts say it is a complex virus which can disable anti-virus software, steal passwords typed on a keyboard and even open a back door to a computer.

People are advised to update their anti-virus software and be wary of e-mails from unknown sources.

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