Re: 40 email virues at once

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mellowed, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Mellowed

    Mellowed Guest

    Sorry. Disregard. Ment to forward to a friend as info.


    "Mellowed" <> wrote in message news:...
    :
    : FYI, New Virus going around.
    :
    :
    : "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    : news:Xns93FB6BE772D8E24680@209.98.50.131...
    : : pat said:
    : :
    : : > today sept 19, I got 40 email and every one had a virus in it.
    : : > the sender was from MS corporation Program, micsolft security
    : : > upgrade,newest micosoft pack and so on ,even some undeliverable
    : : > mail manager when I haven;t sent any email . I just wanted to
    : : > know if any body has had this problem . and what can I do about
    : : > it thanks in advance pat
    : :
    : : W32.Swen.A@mm or W32/Gibe-F, or Worm Swen.A
    : :
    : : See how to create a message rule in OE *.
    : :
    : : Further information at:
    : : http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112552,00.asp
    : : http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp
    : : http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/32327.html
    : : http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/32410.html
    : :
    : : http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/
    : :
    : : "W32.Swen.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to spread through
    : : file-sharing networks, such as KaZaA and IRC, and attempts to kill
    : : antivirus and personal firewall programs running on a computer.
    : :
    : : The worm arrives as an email attachment. The subject, body, and From:
    : : address of the email may vary. Some examples claim to be patches for
    : : Microsoft Internet Explorer, or delivery failure notices from qmail."
    : :
    : : "The worm can also impersonate mail delivery failure notices..."
    : :
    : : "The worm spreads through email, KaZaA, IRC, Network Shares, and
    : : newsgroups."
    : :
    : : Delete the e-mail. Make sure your AV is up to date. Pass along this
    : : information to those who may benefit from it.
    : :
    : : AVG
    : : http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_vir_tt.php#1
    : : Computer Associates:
    : : http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virus.aspx?ID=36939
    : : F-Secure
    : : http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/swen.shtml
    : : Network Associates:
    : : http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100662.htm
    : : Trend Micro:
    : : http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_
    : : SWEN.A
    : :
    : : And at this newsgroup: alt.comp.anti-virus
    : :
    : : Make sure your preview pane is off.
    : : For Hotmail, set your application to only download headers.
    : :
    : :
    : : Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me,
    : : Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
    : :
    : : Systems Not Affected: DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft IIS, OS/2,
    : : UNIX, Windows 3.x
    : :
    : : *Borrowed from George (Bindar Dundat ©)
    : : Posted at: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
    : : Message-ID: <news:>
    : :
    : : <Quote>
    : : One protection method is to create a message rule in Outlook Express
    : : as follows;
    : : Go to Tools>Message Rules>Mail>New
    : : In the top box) Check "Where the From Line Contains People" and
    : : "Where the
    : : Message has an Attachment"
    : : In the center box) Check "Mark as Read" and "Delete it" and "Stop
    : : Processing
    : : More Rules"
    : : In the bottom box) Click on "Contains People" (in blue) and add
    : : "microsoft.com"
    : : (no quotes).
    : : Do not use "Delete from server" since OE has no way of knowing if
    : : there is
    : : an
    : : attachment until it arrives in your inbox.
    : : If you use any other rules which sort mail into different folders or
    : : otherwise
    : : move the mail from the Inbox, then it is imperative that the above
    : : rule be
    : : moved
    : : to the top of the rules list.
    : : </Quote>
    : :
    : : You might consider a new e-mail client such as Mozilla Thunderbird.
    : : http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/
    :
    :
    Mellowed, Sep 19, 2003
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