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[email protected] Virus

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Hookstar.uk, Feb 6, 2003.

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  1. Hookstar.uk

    Hookstar.uk Thread Starter

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    [email protected] Alias [email protected]

    Hi folks

    The above virus arrives every night with out fail at the same time!! its a damn good job AVG picks it up.
    This has happened 5 nights on the trot now.... is there anyway I can find out where or who is sending the Virus to me.


    Hook

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  2. Jeckler

    Jeckler

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    My wife's PC had been getting the same thing for a week or so. I think it finally stopped. Norton picked it up everytime as well. The email addy says [email protected], right? It's most likely spread by someone unknowingly through their address book. About the time the virus stopped attacking my wife's PC was the same time I was "volunteered" by my wife to work on her friend's computer. I installed AVG and it immediately found the same thing in her email. Her PC did not look to be infected though. You might ask around of friends and family if they've scanned their systems or have gotten the same emails, to see if you can narrow down who's passing it along.

    Some onfo on the virus:

    http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99950
    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/sobig.shtml
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected] (includes a tool to remove it)
     
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