Just got word of a nasty new virus going around.
"The worm arrives in an email with the following characteristics:
Subject: Happy New Year
I can't describe my feelings
But all I can say
is Happy new year :-)
"If Christmas.exe is opened, the worm will display a graphic of Santa Claus and a reindeer. Behind the scenes, the worm is busy collecting addresses from Outlook and MSN Messenger, sending the same email to any contacts found. The worm copies itself to the Windows directory and adds itself as
Zacker="C:\windows\christmas.exe to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run registry key, causing it to be started each time Windows starts. The worm then disables the keyboard, deletes files found in the Windows\System directory, and changes Internet Explorer's homepage to that of an infected
Geocities website. The website displays a political message critical of U.S. President Bush. The virus also includes anti-Jewish and other political messages. "
further info here