Mydoom was 'no big deal' for most admins

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The various versions of Mydoom caused major headaches for companies such as the SCO Group -- whose site was brought down by the e-mail worm -- but for most Exchange administrators, Mydoom wasn't much of a problem, according to a new survey.

In an online poll of 131 users, nearly three-quarters of the respondents said that Mydoom was "no big deal."

That's not to say it was smooth sailing for all users, however. A total of 15% of respondents said that they were still feeling the effects of Mydoom. And 11% of respondents said that the worm was "bad," but they were over the worst of it.

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