SirCam is a widely distributed virus. Within the next four days, you’d like to become very confident that you’re not infected with it.
According to one analysis of SirCam’s code, every year on Oct. 16 the worm will delete all the files and folders contained on the hard drives of randomly selected SirCam-infected computers.
Running up to date antivirus software? You’re just fine. You might want to fire it up and do a full system scan, just to feel good.
But if you’re not, for goodness sake, there’s no excuse any more. Go out and buy Norton Antivirus 2002. Now! Go!
If you’re infected with SirCam, it’s a nasty one to get rid of. Here’s a tool from Symantec to get rid of it, and some instructions that you have to follow very precisely.