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Hey all. I just got an email saying that i was in someones address book and they found a virus on their computer so they sent me and email. the file they say to scan for is sulfnbk.exe .I have encluded the email at the bottom of this post. However, someone else emailed me saying it was a hoax, giving a link : http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html

Isnt this just a hoax then, or is it real? Heres the rest of the email:
> > I just received this message from an associate. I am sending this to

> > > you because your e-mail address was in my address book and I found the
> > > virus on my system. I apologize for any inconvenience. You must
> > > address this issue ASAP. You should also send this to everyone in your
> > > address book. Sorry but...... I got this virus, and chances are you
> > > have it too, since you're in my address book. I'm told it lies dormant
> > > for 14 days, THAN IT KILLS YOUR HARD DRIVE!.
> > >
> > > Here's how to stop it.
> > >
> > > If you've got it, send this to everyone in your address book.
> > >
> > > The directions for removing it are easy.
> > > 1. Go to 'Start' - then to 'find or search' (depending on your
> > > computer).
> > > 2. In the 'search for files or folders' type in sulfnbk.exe – this is
> > > the virus.
> > > 3. In the 'look in' make sure you're searching Drive C.
> > > 4. Hit 'search' button (or find)
> > > 5. If this file shows up (it's 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. It will ask you if you want to send it to the recycle bin, say yes.
> > >
> > > 8. Go to your desktop (where all your icons are) and double click on
> > > the recycle bin.
> > > 9. Right click on sulfnbk.exe and delete again - or empty the bin.
> > >
> > > If you find it send this e-mail to all in your address book, because
> > > that's how it is transferred.
> > >
> > > My apologies for the inconvenience!
 
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