Fake Microsoft Word 2004 Demo

Making the rounds today is news of a fake/trojan Word 2004 "Demo" Application on Peer to Peer networks.

The application, which appears to be a demo for Word 2004 erases the users Home directory under Mac OS X.

A Macworld reader alerted the magazine to the malware after he downloaded the file from Limewire. The reader told Macworld: "I downloaded the file in the hope that perhaps Microsoft had released some sort of public beta. The file unzipped, and to my delight the Microsoft icon looked genuine and trustworthy."

However, he added: "I clicked on the installer file, and to my horror in 10 seconds the attachment had wiped my entire Home folder!"

Clearly, caution should be used with any applications downloaded from Peer to Peer networks.

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