A new virus has been found and it is targetting all you porn purveyors out there! The trojan named Yusufali-A seeks to help, not harm people by interrupting their depraved activity.

On an infected system, window titles are scanned for keywords such as:


and others. When a 'trigger' word is detected in the window title, Yusufali-A minimises the window, and display the following message in various languages:

"YUSUFALI: Know, therefore, that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy fault, and for the men and women who believe: for Allah knows how ye move about and how ye dwell in your homes. "

If the 'offending' window is left open, Yusufali-A will pop up a further message, with the mouse pointer 'trapped' within the message windows and with 3 buttons displayed - 'Logoff', 'Shutdown' and 'Restart'. All 3 buttons actually log you out. Keyboard control still exists whilst the pop up is active.

Removal is rather simple. See the instructions provided by Sophos. The virus is not malicious and is listed as a 'low' security risk.

Matter of fact it's one of the funniest viruses I've seen yet! STOP LOOKING AT PORN, OKAY!!

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Now THAT is a story of some highly motivated coders...

First, socially engineered viruses, now socially conscious viruses. What's next, a virus that can detect you sitting at your computer munching on SusieQ's that then encourages you to go on a diet?
Or how about one that can detect pomposity that tells you you ain't as important as you think you are?
Or how about one that detects too many typing errors and automatically installs the latest version of Mavis Beacon, that you can't exit until you complete at least three lessons?

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