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  1. les.watson

    les.watson Guest

    I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the text, PLEASE
    SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file attached, is this a
    virus. I have run AVG its says no virus present.
     
    les.watson, Aug 20, 2003
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  2. les.watson

    Boomer Guest

    les.watson said:

    > I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    > text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file
    > attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus
    > present.


    What does the subject line say????

    I'm assuming that you have opened the e-mail.

    There is a new wrom going around. You refuse to munge your address
    which can cause some of the problems you *may* have .

    If needed, here is the info of the new worm.

    http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/31375.html
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2003-08-19-
    sobigf_x.htm

    W32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f@mm.
    removal.tool.html
     
    Boomer, Aug 20, 2003
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  3. les.watson wrote:

    > I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the text, PLEASE
    > SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file attached, is this a
    > virus. I have run AVG its says no virus present.


    If there's no file attached (there is), how can it be a virus?

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    Blinky the Shark, Aug 20, 2003
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  4. les.watson

    Kraftee Guest

    Blinky the Shark wrote:
    > les.watson wrote:
    >
    >> I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    >> text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file
    >> attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus
    >> present.

    >
    > If there's no file attached (there is), how can it be a virus?


    Could be a HTML email, with only text & a hidden payload. One of the
    reasons why some experts recomend the closing of the preview pane in
    OE

    --
    B-)
    Life is pain.....
    Deal with it!!
     
    Kraftee, Aug 20, 2003
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  5. les.watson

    les.watson Guest

    Where there is an attachment it contains the W32.SOBIG Virus.
    What do I do to stop the virus being sent to me.

    "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    news:3f433215$0$218$...
    > les.watson said:
    >
    > > I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    > > text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file
    > > attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus
    > > present.

    >
    > What does the subject line say????
    >
    > I'm assuming that you have opened the e-mail.
    >
    > There is a new wrom going around. You refuse to munge your address
    > which can cause some of the problems you *may* have .
    >
    > If needed, here is the info of the new worm.
    >
    > http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/31375.html
    > http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2003-08-19-
    > sobigf_x.htm
    >
    > W32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool
    >
    > http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f@mm.
    > removal.tool.html
    >
     
    les.watson, Aug 20, 2003
    #5
  6. les.watson

    °Mike° Guest

    Do NOT rely on one (mediocre) antivirus solution alone. Get a
    second/third opinion.


    Online Antivirus scanners:
    --------------------------
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
    http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html
    http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp
    http://commandondemand.com/eval/index.cfm
    http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/ [See **]
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
    http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp
    http://scan.sygatetech.com/prestealthscan.html

    ** Caveat:
    http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-07/0240.html

    Anti-virus programs:
    --------------------
    eZ Antivirus (Computer Associates)
    http://www.my-etrust.com/products/Antivirus.cfm

    Vet (Computer Associates)
    http://www.vet.com.au/html/products/index.html

    Sophos
    http://www.sophos.com/products/software/antivirus/

    KAV
    http://www.kaspersky.com/

    F-Prot
    http://www.f-prot.com/download/


    On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 09:20:54 +0100, in
    <FbG0b.32$>
    les.watson scrawled:

    >I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the text, PLEASE
    >SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file attached, is this a
    >virus. I have run AVG its says no virus present.
    >


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    °Mike°, Aug 20, 2003
    #6
  7. les.watson

    Boomer Guest

    les.watson said:

    > Where there is an attachment it contains the W32.SOBIG Virus.
    > What do I do to stop the virus being sent to me.


    I posted a message earlier:
    Subject: [Alert] SoBig Worm Spreading Online

    Did you check out the links given there?

    >
    > "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    > news:3f433215$0$218$...
    >> les.watson said:
    >>
    >> > I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    >> > text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no
    >> > file attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no
    >> > virus present.

    >>
    >> What does the subject line say????
    >>
    >> I'm assuming that you have opened the e-mail.
    >>
    >> There is a new wrom going around. You refuse to munge your
    >> address which can cause some of the problems you *may* have .
    >>
    >> If needed, here is the info of the new worm.
    >>
    >> http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/31375.html
    >> http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2003-08-19-
    >> sobigf_x.htm
    >>
    >> W32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool
    >>
    >> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.
    >> f@mm. removal.tool.html
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Boomer, Aug 20, 2003
    #7
  8. les.watson

    °Mike° Guest

    Boomer gave you the links with the necessary information.
    Read them. Duh!


    On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 14:43:31 +0100, in
    <uYK0b.826$>
    les.watson scrawled:

    >Where there is an attachment it contains the W32.SOBIG Virus.
    >What do I do to stop the virus being sent to me.
    >
    >"Boomer" <> wrote in message
    >news:3f433215$0$218$...
    >> les.watson said:
    >>
    >> > I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    >> > text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file
    >> > attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus
    >> > present.

    >>
    >> What does the subject line say????
    >>
    >> I'm assuming that you have opened the e-mail.
    >>
    >> There is a new wrom going around. You refuse to munge your address
    >> which can cause some of the problems you *may* have .
    >>
    >> If needed, here is the info of the new worm.
    >>
    >> http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/31375.html
    >> http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2003-08-19-
    >> sobigf_x.htm
    >>
    >> W32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool
    >>
    >> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f@mm.
    >> removal.tool.html
    >>

    >


    --
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    °Mike°, Aug 20, 2003
    #8
  9. les.watson

    Boomer Guest

    Boomer said:

    > les.watson said:
    >
    >> I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    >> text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file
    >> attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus
    >> present.

    >
    > What does the subject line say????
    >
    > I'm assuming that you have opened the e-mail.
    >
    > There is a new wrom going around. You refuse to munge your
    > address which can cause some of the problems you *may* have .
    >
    > If needed, here is the info of the new worm.
    >
    > http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/31375.html
    > http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2003-08-19-
    > sobigf_x.htm
    >
    > W32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool
    >
    > http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f
    > @mm. removal.tool.html


    Les, did you read this?
     
    Boomer, Aug 20, 2003
    #9
  10. les.watson

    Kraftee Guest

    les.watson wrote:
    > Where there is an attachment it contains the W32.SOBIG Virus.
    > What do I do to stop the virus being sent to me.
    >


    You can't, what you do, or should that be don't do, is not open any
    attatchments (even if it does promises the gift of eternal life).

    You could try getting an anti spam program as well, one which allows
    you to monitor what's waiting to download from your server. That way
    you can see anything which looks supsicious & delete it before you
    actually get the message on your system. I'm using Mailwasher but I
    do know that some people are having problems & that there are others
    available...

    But there isn't a lot you can do about the stuff being sent to you,
    actually receiving it is another matter..
    --
    B-)
    Life is pain.....
    Deal with it!!
     
    Kraftee, Aug 20, 2003
    #10
  11. les.watson wrote:

    > I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the text,
    > PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file attached, is
    > this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus present.
    >
    >

    If there is no attached file, it's either a driveby virus/malware install
    which deleted itself after it did the damage, or your ISP filtered it out.
    I'm betting on the latter. But that's no reason not to take maximal steps
    to protect yourself, as outlined by other posters.
    --
    Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
    gary at cdfound dot org / http:// geetee dot cdfound dot org
    "The two most abundant things in the universe
    are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison
     
    Gary G. Taylor, Aug 20, 2003
    #11
  12. Kraftee wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:


    >> les.watson wrote:


    >>> I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the
    >>> text, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file
    >>> attached, is this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus
    >>> present.


    >> If there's no file attached (there is), how can it be a virus?


    > Could be a HTML email, with only text & a hidden payload. One of the
    > reasons why some experts recomend the closing of the preview pane in
    > OE


    Could be, but see "only the text", above. I've received them, and
    they're plaintext.

    With a .pif attachment.

    --
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    Blinky the Shark, Aug 21, 2003
    #12
  13. Gary G. Taylor wrote:

    > les.watson wrote:


    >> I am receiving a large volume of emails which contain only the text,
    >> PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS, There is no file attached, is
    >> this a virus. I have run AVG its says no virus present.


    > If there is no attached file, it's either a driveby virus/malware install
    > which deleted itself after it did the damage, or your ISP filtered it out.
    > I'm betting on the latter. But that's no reason not to take maximal steps
    > to protect yourself, as outlined by other posters.


    One way he could test to see if the ISP was stripping them would be to
    send himself a .pif attachment.

    --
    Blinky Linux RU 297263
    Spam: The Boulder Pledge http://snurl.com/bpledge
    Digest: Best of Internet Oracularities http://snurl.com/dig_oracle
     
    Blinky the Shark, Aug 21, 2003
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