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'special new game' email

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by petercraig, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. petercraig

    petercraig Thread Starter

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    I received a email msg with the title "special new game" and because the sender address was similar to that a relative, I opened the msg. The text portion was a short and taunting 'about this game is just for you'. No attachments, no embedded HTML as far as I could tell. Shortly thereafter, like a minute, I had difficulty printing to my hp inkjet connected on a usb port (kept reporting printer not ready, even though it was) and my 2wire PNA router locked up shutting down a portion of my network. A scan with NAV didn't detect any known virus. Was this all a coincidence ? This has been an extremely stable system.
     
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    Hi,I got one about 9 months ago, it went like this;

    From: Cile
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    A very excite game

    Hi, this is a excite game
    This game is my first work
    You're the first player
    I expect you would like it

    About the same time another person got one.

    I didn't open mine because it was suspect right away
    As far as I can remember it is a virus. :mad:
     
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    It's definately a klez message, identical to the text above, and two machines are displaying symptoms. Unfortunately neither the symantec nor the Mcafee klez detect tools are finding any infection, but the symptoms of intermittent printer access are on both machines, one machine seems to lose it's IP address/lan connection as well periodically. The registry doesn't show the classic klez key in HK_Local..\Soft..\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run either, but thr problems persist. Any body else with a new klez variant ?
    Peter
     
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