Mailing a virus?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 1 Forum' started by bolleke3, Nov 17, 2002.

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  1. bolleke3

    bolleke3 Registered Member

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    Hello,
    Received an e-mail from wol.net.pk informing me that
    I sent an e-mail infected with a virus and inviting me
    to run my anti-vir prog.
    Never sent mail to Pakistan so,what's going on here?
    WKR
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  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Bolleke3,

    Welcome at Wilders. To get you started, have a look at this thread: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=4519;start=0
    In case you have additional questions, don´t hesitate to ask.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. bolleke3

    bolleke3 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply,Pieter:good reading.
    Now,that e-mail was just an info,no attachments or so.
    Should I ask them for more details or leave it as such?
    Just asking myself how my e-mailadress shows up in
    Pakistan?
    Win2K-Nod 32-TDS-3
    WKR
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  4. Paul Wilders

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    Hi bolleke3,

    Klez, BugBear/Tanatos and others are the culprit here. If you read the info on the link provided by Pieter closely, it should be quite clear how your email address "shows up" in Pakistan ;).

    Provided your system is clean, you might consider dropping
    the sender an email referring as to how klez, Bugbear etc. actual act. Did you receive an autoresponded email?

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Assuming you don´t leave it behind at websites, someone who has your e-mail-address is infected.
    It could even be sheer coincidence: the virus made up an address out of two components, found on the infected computer, which happen to form your address when put together.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. bolleke3

    bolleke3 Registered Member

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    OK,Paul,I have of course some idea how it happens
    or could happen,but,is it so that my system is infected?
    Running every two days Nod32 (updated),TDS-3 also
    up to date,ZAPro idem,Ad-Aware,Wormguard and
    nothing,just nothing conc. viri,worms,etc.Are all this
    programs useless at the end and what else could I do?
    That e-mail was just a normal e-mail.
    If YOU have an idea,please inform me.
    Best regards,
    Bolleke 3
     
  7. bolleke3

    bolleke3 Registered Member

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    Hello Pieter,
    Yes,they must have picked up my adress somewhere
    but I only give it on sites where I have no other choice:
    to register at Fora,buying online.Will look around to
    find out if I could use somewhere a fake email-adress
    or do you have a suggestion in that way?
    WKR
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  8. Paul Wilders

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    Bolleke,

    Have a look at Pieters' latest reply above. No: your system isn't infected at all. Mereley the fact your email address has been abused, thus ponting to you, is unfortunate: that's all there's to it. NOD32 is doing fine on your system - and has in fact nothing to do with it. It's the design from BugBear, Opasoft, Klez etc. making this happen.

    In short: you don't have anything to worry about. As stated before: you might point the email sender to how in fact those nasties work, and therefore you/your system is perfectly clean ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  9. bolleke3

    bolleke3 Registered Member

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    Thanks,Paul,everything clear now!
    Plse close my topic.
    WKR
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  10. Paul Wilders

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    Bolleke,

    (btw: that's a commonly used name for an old dock workers beer over in Belgium as well - I like it a lot!) - glad we've sorted this one out.

    No need to close this thread: others might benefit from it as well - and possibly want to comment.

    Last but not least: welcome! ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  11. bolleke3

    bolleke3 Registered Member

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    Paul,
    Yes,"beer and Flanders":there is a lot of brands and,
    since my wife is a specialist,I will ask her to buy me
    some "Bolleke's beer",Wonder if my Munk's cat,
    Bolleke,will like it as well.
    Thanks again and all the best.
    Bolleke3
     
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