EMERGENCY ALERT: W32/Goner-A worm spreading widely

Sophos has received a number of reports of users
receiving a new, in-the-wild, virus called

Sophos has issued protection against W32/Goner-A,
and is recommending customers update their copies
of Sophos Anti-Virus to protect against it.

W32/Goner-A arrives as an email attachment with the
following characeteristics:

  Subject: Hi

  Message text:
  How are you ?
  When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought
  about you
  I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!

  Attached filename: GONE.SCR

To read more about W32/Goner-A and download protection
please visit the Sophos website:


Sophos recommends customers adopt a policy of "safe
computing" in conjunction with up-to-date anti-virus
software to reduce the threat of computer viruses.  For
more details please see:



Sophos Anti-Virus