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verifier bug followed by virus atatchments

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by wdfndn, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. wdfndn

    wdfndn Thread Starter

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    Hi, about a week ago norton found the verifierbug.class on my pc.
    I got it quarentined and then I deleted it.
    Yesterday and today I got a few mails. These have been in two groups... the first lot are pertaining to be returned mails they all have attachments which I haven't opened. They are atau.exe, aevodiv.exe and bmauak.exe. Is the case of the verifier bug and the mails connected.. I did a search on the atau.exe one but all I got were foreign language sites but the word virus was in there so I presume it is?
    The second lot seem to be from microsoft but I rarely get mails from them and in two days I've had three all with attatchments...how can I find out if these are genuinely from them?

    any sugestions gratefully recieved

    Woody
     
  2. BillC

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    I do not believe the recent batch of virus infected e-mails are related to your encounter with verifierbug.class virus. Rather, they come from W32/Gibe-F {look here} and W32/[email protected] {look here} viruses.

    Microsoft never sends e-mails unless you perhaps contact them first. They did look real though, didn't they. All the links were good too. Very sneaky!

    Thaat's my view. :)
     
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    I agree with BillC.(y)
     
  4. wdfndn

    wdfndn Thread Starter

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    I did a full system scan with norton and it picked nothing up.
    I am however getting more mails all the time and norton is picking each one up as a virus now. the name of the worm in the mails is worm.automat.AHB. How can I stop this now please?
     
  5. BillC

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    Good news..Bad news. The good news is that you are not infected with the lastest viruses. The bad news is that there is no way to stop the e-mails from coming. We are just going to have to wait for this to die down I think.
     
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    wdfndn Thread Starter

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    I just updated my virus definitions, done a scan and all is clear...I don't know a lot about virus's because in 5 years on a pc the verifier bug was the first virus I picked up (last week)....is this worm then just sending me constant mails in the hope that I open one and install the virus?
     
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