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Sulfnbk.exe

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by fenwayrocks, Dec 17, 2001.

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  1. fenwayrocks

    fenwayrocks Thread Starter

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    Hi all, I recieved an e-mail from my Aunt as follows:

    With my deepest apologies, I regret to inform you that you may have gotten a virus from me. Below you will find the instructions for removing it.
    Anyone in my address book probably has it since it lies dormant for 14 days, and then kills your hard drive. It was not discovered by either Norton or AVG. What is a person to do?

    Directions for removing it.....

    1) Go to "start", and then to "find" or "search".
    2) In the "search for files or folders", type in sulfnbk.exe (this is the name of
    of the virus)
    3) In the "look in", make sure you are searching in Drive C.
    4) Hit the "search" or "find" button.
    5) If the file shows up (its an ugly blackish icon) it will have the name "sulfnbk.exe"
    DO NOT OPEN IT!
    6) Right click on the file, and go down to delete and left cklick.
    7) It will ask if you want to send it to your recycling bin, click "yes".
    8) On your desktop, go to your recycling bin, and double click to open it.
    Right click on the sulfnbk.exe and go down to delete again (and left click), or
    empty your reclycling bin.
    9) VERY IMPORTANT.....Send this email to everyone in your address book
    (becasue this is how it gets spread from person to person)so that
    they may be able to locate and dispose of this virus as well.

    I did a search and found above named Sulfnbk. It wasn't followed by .exe. It was(IS) in C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND. It's 44KB, and it's identified as an application. Anyone know what this is? I have Norton, that didn't find it, and I took the online scan, also no virus detected.
     
  2. Davey7549

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    fenwayrocks
    It is a hoax desinged to get you to remove an essential file off your computer. Ignore it and let the sender know not to act on it.
    Dave
     
  3. Max19

    Max19 Account Disabled

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    Use some common sense when you get something as stupid as that. Do you really think an e-mail message can circulate to hundreds of people on the Internet, and not a single soul who works for an anti-virus software vendor finds out and does something about it?
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Max, some people who come here for assistance may not be quite as 'savvy' as you are.....when they receive an email from someone they 'supposedly' trust, you are very rude to call it 'stupid.'
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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  6. fenwayrocks

    fenwayrocks Thread Starter

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    Thanks Max and Davey.
    Max, I'm rather a newbie and I'm not really a font of knowledge about many things having to do with the computer. That's why I log in to this site on a daily basis. Thanks again for your prompt replies!

    FR
     
  7. fenwayrocks

    fenwayrocks Thread Starter

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    Thanks to you other guy's too!!
     
  8. Davey7549

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    Max
    I do not quite understand how someone with your knowledge
    would belittle someone who is not as knowledgeable as you!
    You were not born with the knowledge you have so you had to learn it somewhere also. Why not try and go easy on others who are not as knowledgeable as you and explain the basics so they to can help others understand!
    Fenway ask a legitimate question about the warning he received and by the way many have fell for.
    Dave
     
  9. DoyceJ

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    That really was somewhat rude and immature Max. I would suggest a sharing of knowledge rather than the "force it down their throat" technique.

    "Stupid"? Im sure there is a violation there somewhere. Let me ask for you buddy. :)
     
  10. brianF

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    closing, user has the correct answer. This is going nowhere
     
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