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Monday, March 02, 2009

Worm Disables CPU Fan, Causes Overheating

Be on the lookout for a worm that causes your CPU fan to stop working, leading to overheating. Since the eAr+h//0rm32.B worm (that’s what I named it) is an actual earthworm, the threat of it spreading is minimal.

The creature had crawled into his £360 old laptop through an air vent and wrapped itself around the internal fan, leading to a total breakdown. The worm itself was burned and frazzled having been 'cooked' by the overheating internal workings of the Gateway laptop computer.

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