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Re: Mail Group problems

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Mail Group problems
  • From: "David Ferguson" <manzano57@msn.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:07:55 -0500

I have never gotten an in fected message as from the Iris Photos group (have 
with other names attached), so it is pretty clear they are faked.  If you 
are getting these, you may well have some spyware installed on your 
computer, that is allowing somebody (some program somewhere?) to monitor 
addresses of emails going through your machine.  These should be removed.  
'Spybot' seems pretty good, and catches pretty much everything, but it is 
good to make sure it is really something bad before you have it do a clean 
of your computer.  It has wanted to wipe out things that I needed before 
(probably something about the language in or titles of the files?).  It has 
found things that neither Norton nor McAfee have been able to locate.  There 
is a free download of 'Spybot', but after it scans your computer, you have 
to pay to get the full survice.  I haven't paid, but if it is like most, it 
"expires" after a few months, and you have to pay again.  A nice thing about 
the free 'Spybot' download (at least the one I have) is it actually lists 
the names of the files it finds, and you can go in and delete them yourself 
quite easily and quickly.  Most similar software seems just lists the type 
of files it finds and how many it finds, so you don't have any way to find 
the actual files yourself without learning all the thousands of file names 
that are supposed to be on your machine (too much for me to handle!).


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  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Mail Group problems
  • From: jjnettles <jjnettles@comporium.net>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:44:55 -0400

> There haven't been any virus infected messages that *really* come from
> this group, at least not recently. What Darlene is probably seeing are
> virus-laden emails with FAKED headers - so they look like they might
> come from this group, but don't.
Got a ton of fake email from folks claiming to be on both the Iris AND
Daylily groups. After I mistakenly wrote several scathing letters to the
purported senders, I too found out that they actually came from hackers.
Fortunately I have "Postini" on my ISP server that does a really great job
of screening my E-Mail before I even see it, and I use AVG updated
automatically.Unfortunately Norton didn't catch one and I met "Doomsday"
head on. Had to put my computer in the shop, wipe the hard drive clean and
then 'RESTORE"  all my programs. Been clean ever since. I run my "manual"
look every night when I sign off to make sure. I also use Spybot to clean
out "Spy" programs. Seems that this has kept my computer very "sanitized".

Oh yes, I now check my e-mail BEFORE I send it. just to be sure I AM CLEAN.

That Funny Old Coot named John who learned the hard

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