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Sulfnbk.exe returns

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by StanC, Dec 25, 2001.

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  1. StanC

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    Oops-
    I got the same Sulfnbk.exe E-mail that Fenwayrocks did - only I fell for it and deleted the sulfnbk.* file. Am I in trouble? If so, how do I get that file back?
    StanC
     
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  3. StanC

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    Thanks again. That worked.
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  4. SavvyLady

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    Stan don't feel bad... I got it a yr or so ago...passed it on to about 70 people... many of whick like myself had deleted it as well. It served one purpose only that I can see.... I found out who my friends were. I had quite a few of that group to eliminate after that ...ever though as soon as I found out I sent them the fix... and they had done exactly what I did... yet I got called all the names & was talked down to.

    So don't feel bad. It could have been worse.
     
  5. StanC

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    Thanks SavvyLady for the consoling thought.
    Happy 2002
    StanC
     
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    There is simply no such thing as a virus that everyone on the internet knows about, but that no anti-virus software vendor knows about.

    Major anti-virus vendors know about viruses within hours (or even minutes) of the first infection in the world.

    Note: This is why you should use anti-virus software from major vendors. My guess is that AVG doesn't have analysts stationed all over the world on 24-hour alert to respond immediately to virus threats given that their software is free.
     
  7. SavvyLady

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    Stan didn't say anything about AVG nor did I... so what are you talking about?
     
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    I know that you use AVG, SavvyLady, and that you've recommended it to others. I simply respectfully disagree with you. I doubt that a company that puts out software free of charge will be on top of a virus outbreak. I believe having AVG installed could give someone a false sense of security.
     
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    QUOTE]Originally posted by Max19
    I know that you use AVG, SavvyLady, and that you've recommended it to others. I simply respectfully disagree with you. I doubt that a company that puts out software free of charge will be on top of a virus outbreak. I believe having AVG installed could give someone a false sense of security. [/QUOTE]

    errr... Why did you pick this particular thread to do it Max.

    Where does AVG antivirus software apply to a hoax e-mail ???
     
  10. SavvyLady

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    oh wait...LMAO
    I think I understand....LOL
    You didn't understand this was a hoax e-mail did you Max. You thought it was an infection my AVG didn't catch...lol

    nevermind....lol
     
  11. Max19

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    No, SavvyLady, I didn't think it was a virus that AVG didn't catch. I posted in another thread about this being a hoax. I'm familiar with Symantec's Hoax Information page. Perhaps you should bookmark it to check the validity of those e-mails you receive before passing them on to 70 other people.

    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

    I mentioned AVG here because people running reliable anti-virus software shouldn't have any reason to believe they may be infected with a virus that no vendor has discovered. Re-read my post carefully, SavvyLady.

    "Major anti-virus vendors know about viruses within hours (or even minutes) of the first infection in the world."

    Given that AVG is not a major anti-virus vendor, I seriously doubt they would be able to come up with a pattern or definition file within a few hours of a virus outbreak or discovery. Due to that fact, I wouldn't recommend AVG to anyone for virus protection.
     
  12. SavvyLady

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    Max I can only assume then this is a directed only at me since as you said

    You have explained your reasons... but you have not explained to me why you came in here posting to me about a free virus scanner I may be using & recommending when people need a virus scanner. ANY virus scan is better than none.
     
  13. Max19

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    In the case of virus scanning software, I don't believe that any is better than none. Since we're not talking about a price difference of hundreds of dollars, I would always recommend anti-virus software from a major vendor. I've worked with many products, and I think Norton is best.
     
  14. SavvyLady

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    you're entitled to your opinion


    free means some will have an antivirus program that would have none at all otherwise.
     
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    Closing post....Stan's problem has been solved.
     
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