<b>New virus spreads via Desktop Print Spooler and QuickTime AutoPlay

New virus spreads via Desktop Print Spooler and QuickTime AutoPlay

A web page covers a new virus that has been identified on Macs in Hong Kong. I have not been able to confirm the accuracy of the report, but it appears legit. According to the report, the virus is non-destructive but can reduce performance of your Mac. It uses Desktop Print Spooler and QuickTime CD-ROM AutoPlay to spread and clone itself. To prevent the spread of the virus, simply disable QuickTime's CD-ROM AutoPlay function. More details, including how to eradicate an existing infection, are described. So far, no anti-virus program can detect it. (Thanks, Lai Wai Chun and Nien-Po Chen.)

Update: "Desktop Print Spooler" is a phony virus file, not to be confused with "Desktop Printer Spooler," which is a legitimate Apple file. (Thanks, Jack Lau.)

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