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{RESOLVED}HELP with sulfnbk.exe

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Psycosis, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. Psycosis

    Psycosis Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2001
    I just had a message on ICQ from a (good) friend, it said:

    > > > > > Hi Folks
    > > > > >
    I received an e-mail today, warning of a virus that was passed on to them.
    Their PC was infected and since I was in their address book, it had spread
    to me too.
    This virus lies dormant for 14 days and then kills your hard drive.
    I was able to delete the virus. The bad news is that you may have it, as
    you are in
    MY address book.
    This virus lies dormant for 14 days and then kills your hard drive.
    Here is what to do. If you follow the instructions and then see that you
    have the virus, you need to send a similar e-mail to everyone in your
    address book. It literally only takes a couple of minutes and is not hard
    to do. Better to do it than risk it.
    Remove the virus by following these steps:
    l. Go to "Start". Then to "Find" or "Search".
    2. In the "Search for files or folders" type sulfnbk.exe - this is the
    name of the virus.
    3. In the "Look in" section, make sure you are searching Drive C.
    4. Hit "Search" or "Find"
    5. If your search finds this file, it will be an ugly blackish icon that
    will have the name sulfnbk.exe. DO NOT OPEN IT!
    6. Right click on the file - go down to "Delete" and left click.
    7. You will be asked if you want to send the file to
    the Recycling Bin - say "Yes".

    8. Go to your Desktop (where all your icons are) and right click on the
    Recycle Bin and either manually delete the sulfnbk.exe program or
    the entire bin.
    9. If you found the virus on your system, send this to all in your
    address book because this is how it is transferred.
    l0. If it does not show up on your first "Search", try a "New Search."

    Sorry for the trouble and my apologies for having unwittingly "infected"
    you, should it have been passed on to you.

    So i followed the instructions, and searched for it. It found the file in C:\Windows\Command, i scanned it with PC Cillin (which i updated yesterday) and it found nothing, i then got sent this, from the same person:

    AVERT HOAX Notice!!

    McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

    This email message is just a HOAX. Although, the SULFNBK.EXE file may become infected by a number of valid viruses (most commonly W32/[email protected], the details of this HOAX message are not based on actual events.

    We are advising users who receive the email to delete the message and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

    SULFNBK.EXE is a Microsoft Windows utility that is used to restore long file names.

    So, the question i am asking is:
    Is this a virus, or is it safe/ok for me to keep it on my system ?
    Please help. Thanks in advance!
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    It is a hoax, do nothing, everything is fine.
  3. Psycosis

    Psycosis Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2001
    Thanks alot brianF!
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