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    Insane Member Warthog's Avatar
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    ** Virus scare?

    Just got his email.....darn, almost looks like it's valid too..........the attachement doesn't.......


    From : "Katherine Cancino"<LTJSassy@hotmail.com>
    To : warthog_ii@hotmail.com
    Subject : lost
    Date : Sun, 7 Oct 2001 21:17:33 -0500
    Attachment :lost.zip.com (475k)

    Hi! How are you?

    I send you this file in order to have your advice

    See you later. Thanks
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    WHATever.

    What do you guys think? Having no updated virus software since McAfee screwed me over by trying to make me pay for updates, I'm quite cautious.

    SORRY - no attachements from ANYone unless I'm expecting it.....especially not ones with a whacko extension that screams "VIRUS! VIRUS!" ....LOL

    Warthog

    ps - this would be my first virus ever.....gotta love Hotmail

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    Hehe dude that is the most obvious Virus I think I recgnize that email lines from Sircam virus maybe? Not sure, but its definelty a virus


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    Senior Member Praetorian's Avatar
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    I'm using McAfee Virus Scan. I just go on the site and download the latest DAT file. Haven't paid once.
    This will all be over before you can say Cat in a Hat.

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    Yep...that's SirCam...

    Watch what you get in your E-mail!

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    Ultimate Member howste's Avatar
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    Yep, definitely a virus. I've had two of those with that exact same message, just different filenames attached. Both were infected with Sircam.

    Praetorian, the McAfee dat update files won't work for version 4.02 or earlier anymore.

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    "... To correctly understand your advice i will need to overwrite some code in your Windows files. Then I would ask you to give me full access of your HD and files..."

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    I don't think hotmail would let you download it, even if you wanted to. Doesn't it run McAfee on every attachment?

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    Senior Member Praetorian's Avatar
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    Thats right, it should. I know it scans with McAfee on every upload. Must do the same for downloads too.

    howste- Upgrade.
    This will all be over before you can say Cat in a Hat.

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    LOL lost and found

    Is that what it says?? That's hilarious

    Warthog

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    Insane Member Warthog's Avatar
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    Stop sending me viruses beotch!! Just got 4 more of the same messages from this stupid woman.

    Warthog

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    Have you guys noticed that the virus infected files are always grammatically incorrect?

    I send you this file in order to have your advice
    Last edited by surrealchereal; 10-09-2001 at 09:06 AM.

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    Wart, Down Boy!

    Do you really think that someone at a hotmail addy is on your case?
    If a virus is doing it's job properly, the sender will no little about it.

    Someone may be able to comment [as above] on how virii are handled on hotmail and how to deal with it.

    Then let us all know. ChrsR.

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    Ultimate Member SPEEDO's Avatar
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    Hey Wart

    I'll PM you my addy send it to me the file if you still have and I will let you know if it's a virus!

    SPEEDO

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    Drop the sender an email that she has the virus, and attach a link that explains what the virus does. Be sure to mention that it is picking documents from her computer, which could be sensitive, and sending them to everyone in her address book. That should be sufficient motivation for her to disinfect her machine

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    Surreal - That is because Viruses are normally created by one of these people:

    1) People from other countries (Pakistan, China, etc...)
    2) Script Kiddies so Idiotic (hence the title "script kiddies) they don't know English
    3) Idiots.

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