Worm exploiting QuickTime spreading on MySpace

07 December 2006

JS/Quickspace.A has spread considerably in recent days. This is a worm that modifies links on the infected user's MySpace profile pages with links to Phishing websites which tricks people into giving up sensitive information such as log-in credentials.

Users who successfully visited these infected MySpace profile page will activate the infection.

For more detailed technical information and removal instruction of this worm, see

Recommended Reactions

Users are advised to update their virus signature files and make sure they have the latest versions of F-Prot Antivirus installed on their computers.

After updating the virus signature files, users should scan their whole system with the F-Prot Antivirus OnDemand scanner to ensure that their computer security was not compromised before the virus signature files were updated.

Threat Detection

The latest versions of F-Prot Antivirus detect JS/Quickspace.A using virus signature files dated 07 December 2006 or later.

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