The two companies expect the first products to hit the shelves in the first quarter of 2006, initially supporting Yahoo's Mail, Messenger, Address Book and Calendar.
The worm targets PCs infected with the 'lockx.exe' or 'palsp.exe' malware and utilises IRC to connect to a server for further infection.
One of the commands has the ability to control the AIM client on the infected host and send a message containing links to the user's AIM buddy list. The payload is understood to include multiple adware products.
Disinfection tools are already available from FaceTime and other security vendors.
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