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Re: .exe attachments


Thanks Hugo. I shall sleep a little better knowing that though the nature of
the worm is just a little worrying when you get half a "file" from someone!
I am on automatic download of updates so hopefully all will come right on
the night.
Thanks again
Tim
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hugo Philips" <Hugo.Philips@skynet.be>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: 30 September 2002 19:18
Subject: Re: .exe attachments


> Hi Tim,
>
> As far as I can tell from the description it's main goal is to spread the
> worm, not to destroy files. Check to see if you have the F***.exe and
> especially the C**.exe in your startup folder. Remove them.
> See if you can get the latest update for your anti-virus software.
>
>
> Hugo
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "timsaville" <timsaville@breathemail.net>
> To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 8:55 PM
> Subject: Re: .exe attachments
>
>
> > Hi Hugo
> > I have seen at least three messages that have executed something once I
> > clicked on the message (not the attachment). My virus program has missed
> > them all. Sounds like I have a problem!
> > Tim
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Hugo Philips" <Hugo.Philips@skynet.be>
> > To: <hosta-open@hort.net>; <hostahill@Bellsouth.net>
> > Sent: 30 September 2002 17:46
> > Subject: Re: .exe attachments
> >
> >
> > > I also received an e-mail about "Moving Hostas" that contained an
> > > executable.
> > > It catched my eye because Norton AntiVirus didn't react, but it still
> > wanted
> > > to
> > > save itself and execute. Looking inside the e-mail it was described as
> > > audio!
> > > Supposing this something "recent" I looked around and found this:
> Bugbear,
> > >  a mass-mailing worm. See link below. The length matches my file.
> > > Seems to do a lot of stuff on your computer. Be careful.
> > >
> > > Hugo
> > >
> > >
> >
>
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.bugbear@mm.html
> > >
> > > PS. Just received confirmation from Symantec that the e-mail was
> infected
> > > with
> > > Bugbear! Let's see if they already have an update for this one.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "W. George Schmid" <hostahill@Bellsouth.net>
> > > To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 5:33 PM
> > > Subject: Re: .exe attachments
> > >
> > >
> > > > Pls e-mail me. I think my IE might be affected. I want to check if I
> can
> > > > still receive. WGS
> > > > W. George Schmid
> > > > Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
> > > > Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
> > > > 84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
> > >
> > >
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