I just wrote a post about Bom sabado!, the orkut virus, and how to get rid of it.
I was just curious to know if it actually did mean anything at all. First place I looked for was at Google Translation center, and bingo! I was right my boy!
Bom Sabado! means Good Saturday in Portuguese. The auto translator detected this for me :).
And what’s more coincidental is that this so called ‘harmless’ virus has struck everyone’s account on a Saturday :).
I got a scrap from a friend on Orkut today. It was quite unusual, as this particular friend had not left a scrap in ages.
Just checked my email in GMail and the message said Bom Sabado! ( do you know what Bom Sabado means ? If you don’t read this post)
I was not sure what it meant. The message was neither in English, nor in my mother tongue, and being suspicious I googled around and found that it indeed is a worm (it’s not a virus, no losses have been mentioned from it yet) that is spreading through out Orkut.
Tanmoy Talukdar has left a solution on how to solve this problem at Techie-Buzz.
For everyone whose orkut account has been affected with the ‘bom sabado’ worm ….
go to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\
There is a file named ‘hosts’. By default it is read-only. Go to it properties and uncheck the tickmark beside read-only
edit it with you favourite editor.
add this line at the end of it
save it. and then restart your network interface. ( in simple words, just reconnect your interner connection ) and bingo!! the worm’ll be useless.
Hope this message is really helpful and saves you from Bom Sabado!