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DON'T OPEN "A IE 6.0 Patch"

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Nancy in Friday Harbor

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Hi All,
Well, the Klez worm is trying all sorts of ways to get into my computer!!
The latest one was titled "A IE 6.0 Patch". Do NOT open this file.

If you haven't updated your anti-virus software, do it NOW!! According to Symantec, this worm is able to put itself into your computer even if you don't open the attachment!!

Be Careful Out There!!!

Nancy
 

BigBlueGA

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Woohoo! Two infected emails with this worm this morning! This one is definately tricky.. it also came as another email too that popped up a little picture of a house...
 

Caterina Platt

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I got the bug last week. Got another email yesterday that really looked supspicious. Was a rather large attachment claiming to be from Webster Help with a subject line of WKlez Removal Tips.

Question for our tech wizard friends out there:

Is there a way you can tell if the virus mailed itself to all your addresses from your machine? I am on a dial up connection and the only time I got back on line was to download an update from McAfee prior to cleaning my system. I've checked my 'Sent' box and it shows no outgoing messages that I don't recognize. Would this virus be tricky enough to stealth these emails? I've called several from my list and no one hit yet. Just a bit nervous as some of my email buddies are tied to huge networks. Could be disastrous.
 

BigBlueGA

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Nope, no way to tell. I have a tip though.. put a couple of "fake" addresses in your Outlook address book. Something like [email protected] (Make sure the email service is real.. just the first part of the address is fake). When you get emails bounced back from that address you will know something was sent from your computer.
 

Farm Gal

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Cat:

Also if you use Outlook as address book insert a new card with !000 as the fullname... since most viruses start at the beginning of your address book this seems to prevent them from weeding thier way through as it cobbles thier little viral brains.

Read that someplace and it seems to work.

Lee Ann[/b]
 

Nancy in Friday Harbor

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Thanks, Lee Ann.
Yup, !000 appears as the first name in the address list now. I haven't been infected--I don't think--but, it's scary to think you might be one of those spreading the virus!!
Did you read the other post about the Adobe products email?
Nancy
 

Caterina Platt

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Thanks for the tip Lee Ann! I'll give it a shot.
 

Farm Gal

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Yes, I caught the other warning.
Thank you Nancy! I almost missed that post.

We do subscribe to McAfee and try to stay very very current, but I occasionally catch something on this forum before seeing a warning to update from McAfee!

This is such a great resource!
 
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