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Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook to purge the persistent Koobface worm from the popular social-networking site. Security researchers from Microsoft added detection for the Koobface worm to Microsoft's Software Removal Tool (MSRT) two weeks ago. In the intervening fortnight, more than 133,000 infected Windows PCs have been …


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  1. Rory Webber

    Electronic Herpes

    <quote> Facebook outbreaks have occurred in August, December, and March, periodically though not particularly seriously - something like the electronic equivalent of herpes. </quote>

    Facebook's a slut.

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  3. Anonymous Coward

    a title is required

    MSRT = Malicious Software Removal Tool

  4. John Bayly

    Am I the only one who read that as Knobface?

    Mine's the one with the ink blot test in the pocket.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @John Bayly

    No, you're not the only one who read it as "Knobface". In fact, if I hadn't seen your comment I'd still think it said "Knobface" because I read everything as far as your comment, and then I thought: "Heh? It does say Knobface, doesn't it? ... Oh, actually it doesn't." Perhaps I need glasses or a bigger font.

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