Urgent virus info from SpywareInfo.com

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by PhilThePill, Jan 26, 2004.

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  1. PhilThePill

    PhilThePill Registered Member

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    This just received in my OE inbox from newsletter@spywareinfoforum.com ;

    "Urgent Virus warning"

    Pass this along please.

    Regards,
    Phil
     
  2. JayK

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    Not through email I hope. We don't need yet another chain email, jamming up stuff.
     
  3. Peaches4U

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    JayK - yes it comes via email so be prudent about mail you open. I spent hours ridding a friend's computer of it.
    But before I was able to rid her of it, the worm mailed itself to my addy ... I merely deleted it without opening.

    Yesterday, I got 6 worm laden emails and 2 more this a.m. Naturally, I merely deleted them and prevented infection of my computer. None were MyDoom but I expect it to arrive any day. I have a huge contact list and someone there must have a compromised computer. It happens so be on the watch. I think 2004 is going to be a heavy year for worms & viruses.
     
  4. PhilThePill

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    Thank you Peaches !!!

    I was wondering if he actually read my post...

    Maybe I should have said "FYI only; this is not a virus"...
     
  5. JayK

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    Sigh, both you and Phil misunderstood. I mean, I don't need people emailing me *this* notice. Chances are the networks are being overwhelmed already, without other people sending this notice to everyone they know.


    Surprising I got nada so far. At work, though, one of the comps got infected. The help desk guy (actually gal) was utterly incompetent, she was there at 1 pm and when I left at 6, she still hadn't cleared the problem lol.

    And yes, that was one computer only.
     
  6. PhilThePill

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    JayK,

    I guess it was a case of "lost in translation" ! :D :D

    Proud to say I got nothing too, but some dimwit at the office let off the "payload" there... :rolleyes:
     
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