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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:49 pm 
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Received over 2500 email today. 99% of them contained attachments which I must assume to be viruses. Over 50megs of space taken up with the last three days email!

What a mess. Anyone else having problems??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:31 am 
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Someone likes you, George.

There's been warnings out about a new rash ov virii on the loose.

Although I once thought it was on the endangered species list, before I go to bed every night I go to Panda's website for a free cleaning with the latest.

I've been getting upwards of 100 emails per day, pure junk, for some time. Many of them are easy to filter out. Unfortunately with a large set of SPAM it becomes easy to throw the baby out with the bath water.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:35 pm 
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Another informative site, George, is the one I use at work:

http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/us/enterprise.htm

I should probably send the link home as well.

Have you tried the Panda software yet, located at panda.com, George?

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George,

I don't get much spam at all..but a few do sneak in.

I got this which is strange
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Attention: vcanna@comcast.net.


A Virus was found in an Email message you sent.
This Email scanner intercepted it and stopped the entire message
reaching it's destination.

The Virus was reported to be:

the W32/Mydoom.a@MM virus !!!


Please update your virus scanner or contact your I.T support
personnel as soon as possible as you have a virus on your system.


Your message was sent with the following envelope:

MAIL FROM: vcanna@comcast.net
RCPT TO: brent@dragondoor.com

... and with the following headers:

From: vcanna@comcast.net
To: brent@dragondoor.com
Subject: Mail Delivery System
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 14:02:33 +0600



The original message is kept in:

daogate:/var/spool/qmailscan/quarantine

where the System Anti-Virus Administrator can further diagnose it.

The Email scanner reported the following when it scanned that message:

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---uvscan results ---
Scanning /var/spool/qmailscan/daogate107553398823511/*
Scanning file /var/spool/qmailscan/daogate107553398823511/1075534007.23687-0.daogate
Scanning file /var/spool/qmailscan/daogate107553398823511/text.zip
/var/spool/qmailscan/daogate107553398823511/text.zip
Found the W32/Mydoom.a@MM virus !!!
Scanning file /var/spool/qmailscan/daogate107553398823511/text.doc .scr
/var/spool/qmailscan/daogate107553398823511/text.doc .scr
Found the W32/Mydoom.a@MM virus !!!
Thank you for choosing to evaluate VirusScan from Network Associates.
This version of the software is for Evaluation Purposes Only and may be
used for up to 30 days to determine if it meets your requirements. To
license the software, or to obtain assistance during the evaluation
process, please call (408) 988-3832. If you choose not to license the
software, you need to remove it from your system. All use of this
software is conditioned upon compliance with the license terms set forth
in the README.TXT file.


I never sent mail to _ brent@dragondoor.com _ not in my address book either.

My Norton antivirus is updated for 2004, I have zone alarm,and I just ran a virus scan with Norton and found nothing.

So what do you make of the above email?





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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:50 pm 
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I "forwarded" it back to you with the message that your computer is infected. It is sending out virus attachments to everyone in your address book.

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http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/mydoom.asp
A good source gave me this site to deal with the virus. Fortunately my system not infected.


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After our Telcon, George, the bear's site is pandasoftware.com A worthwile visit as you have found out already. As I promised, I did some research on free anti-virus software and loaded Avast on the system I'm rebuilding this weekend and it seems to work. They're located at Avast.com.

Just for the heck of it a few minutes ago, George, I did a search on Google Advanced, with the term "antivirus free software" to promulgate virus-free software, and it's like the parable of the loaves and the fishes. Google's net catch retrieved a hold full of freebies.

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Here's page 1 of the many-paged list. Have fun and waste your day surfing, everyone...



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:13 pm 
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CANDANeh wrote:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/mydoom.asp
A good source gave me this site to deal with the virus. Fortunately my system not infected.


Leo,

Thanks for the link, I followed instructions, and found no virus.

George, also ran Norton antivirus [fully updated] no virus found.

How do you figure My PC is infected?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:37 pm 
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Did you receive it?

Al tells me some of these viruses stay ahead of the anti virus software by a day or so. . . and bury themselves within your computer so it is very difficult to find.

Susan's laptop passed the Zone Alarm test, but failed the Panda test. The infected "test" email was from your address. If you didn't receive it back, then the virus doctored your email return address with a _ before the @ sign, which bounced the email.

Tricky little viruses out there today.

I highly recommend everyone take Al's recommendation and test their machines using one or two of those free virus-check software programs. Panda.com has one of the best.

I ended up purchasing Zone alarm Pro and Panda Titanium Antivirus. All of my machines are now trouble free.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:46 pm 
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>I forwarded your infected email back to you Van.. Did you receive it?<

No..did not.

>I highly recommend everyone take Al's recommendation and test their machines using one or two of those free virus-check software programs. Panda.com has one of the best.<

How do I go about using the panda program?

Do I need to purchase and install? Can you show me the process?

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Very easy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:10 pm 
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Click http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
and follow instructions.

Let me know if you have any trouble. (call me)

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George, upon request Avast goes right to the internet temporary file folder and seeks to kill the BG there on the spot. Very, very handy.

Remember, George, that once a virus gets into a dll in your System32 folder it may be impossible to weed him out as the dll may be running and therefore can't be touched. There are ways around it, however.

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Al tells me some of these viruses stay ahead of the anti virus software by a day or so. . . and bury themselves within your computer so it is very difficult to find.
And these worms can also go undetected. Get to a website that has things like klez destroyers and such and run those tools. klez is pretty nasty and anti-virus software has trouble nailing that breed. klex is one of them who beat out the anti-virus software.

Anti-virus software works. But viruses that can disable anti-virus software is only true if one does not keep the antivirus software up to date.

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Anti-virus software works are based on a system of signature recognition.There is a gap of time from when the virus first starts spreading to users getting the new signature from the anti-virus vendor. It is during this time that users are most at risk.

George, do a Google search on:
"new breed of viruses"
as I did moments ago, and bask in the wonderland of some sickening and nasty virus surprisus information.

Here's a good one to read: Polymorphic viruses escape detection but get our attention

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Hey!

I went back to the root of the last URL I posted. Seems they have quite a few nifty links. This one's a little funny. Neat place from where to launch a surfboard.

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 Post subject: Re: Very easy
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gmattson wrote:
Click http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
and follow instructions.

Let me know if you have any trouble. (call me)


Ran Panda, George.

Found 3 infected files and disinfected/removed the infections.

What did you do next..Did you buy one of their antivirus programs? Is it necessary?

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