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I Love You: Profile Of A Killer Virus

The feeling definitely wasn’t mutual for corporate users on the receiving end of last week’s “ILoveYou” e-mail virus. IT managers at scores of companies spent the end of last week trying to repair the damage, while employees had to bide their time until their e-mail and other systems were restored after the fast-moving virus hit.

pkvAfter the initial wave, as many as five new strains of the virus began showing up Friday morning, including one labeled “fwd: Joke” and another, more destructive one labeled “Mother’s Day Order Confirmation.”

These, as well as many more versions expected in the coming days, are likely to keep corporations and computer users around the world on high alert for some time.