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Warning: Virus claiming to be a "Windows Patch"

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Akito, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. Akito

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    I've been getting spammed with this for the past few hours, it's pretty big (~150k). I'm not 100% sure it's a virus, but I know Microsoft doesn't e-mail its users patches, and the e-mail accounts being used to send the e-mail are fake. Be warned!
     
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  3. BillC

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    Bill, I was just reading about that new one.....funny you should mention it........could be :)

    May present the user with dialog boxes that pretend to be a "Microsoft Internet Update Pack."


    If anyone gets another one, forward it to me :D I like new challenges :)

    [email protected] ;)
     
  5. BillC

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    Candy...I'll forward the sneaky text to you, but the .exe attachment has been quarantined by my ZAP. I'm frankly doubtful the attachment will come.

    THIS IS A "HEADS-UP" THAT I"M SENDING IT
     
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    I hate fine print disclosures :D
     
  7. Akito

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    Luckly I don't open attachments :) I have no desire to find out what is hiding behind that exe file. NAV didn't catch it, but then again, I forgot I had it disabled because I was testing game problems (see the games forum :))
     
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    I never open attachments either......especially when they are of questionable origin.....but I don't run my virus program 24/7 either........
     
  9. BillC

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    Candy...I tried to forward it twice and both times I get:

    The following addresses had delivery problems:

    <[email protected]>
    Permanent Failure: Other address status
    Delivery last attempted at Fri, 19 Sep 2003 02:14:51 -0000

    Bad e-mail address?
     
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    Hehe, maybe my server is rejecting :eek:

    Try my hotmail address, it let's just about anything thru :mad:

    [email protected]
     
  11. BillC

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    It is on it's way. The attached file is 106kb and probably is useless. ZoneAlarm changes the file extension, but does not delete it. Let me know if you need anything else. :)
     
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    I could use the winning lottery numbers for where ever :D

    Thanks! I'll check my email, hopefully I can weed thru the Viagra, weight loss and I want to share my new found wealth emails :D :D
     
  13. Akito

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    Anyone know if you can view complete headers in outlook? I want to see which friend of mine decided to open the attachment..
     
  14. BillC

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    Can you right click on the mail > select properties > details > message source? I'm not sure this is what you are seeking.

    I did that on the two I got, but did not reconize any names.
     
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    Hello,

    I am having the same problems... getting the same emails.... her is a bopy of the details when I right click on this one and chose properties.



    Anything to this???????
     
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