What is the Nimda Virus?
A Virus that could spread by sending itself out to your email contacts. By infecting your files and automatically spreading across your network and infecting exisiting programs on hard. And because the fact that it came a week after the 9/11 incident people thought that this was also a terrorist act.
It is said that it is made in China but honestly no one knows even today.
Like a mosquito the file uses a mechanism called parasitism. It would infect any files on window and would not stop even would effect files that were already affected.
The Nimda virus does not hurt computer hardware, just slowing them through clog Internet traffic and e-mail access with junk. Worms are viruses caught through emails but this file can be caught while surfing the web. If Internet users stop at a Web site that’s been infected, their personal files can be infiltrated by the virus.
Nimda is also admin spelled backwards.
Best way to fight this worm is to constantly update your anti-virus programs. That seems to be the only way shown to users who don’t know much about worms or viruses