W32.Swen.A@mm SPAM

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Earl Brant, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Earl Brant

    Earl Brant Guest

    For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and hundreds
    of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating Microsoft......(a
    fix patch).
    I use SBC Yahoo mail and mail passes thru Yahoo to my Outlook Express
    6.0.
    I did have Spam Guard turned on so I would get all messages sent to OE
    but these spam messages take a long time to download and then Norton removes
    the virus. I can block most spam (but not these W.32.Swen.A@mm) as I use
    iHate Spam. These messages fill my yahoo mailbox of 25 MB in less than 2
    days.
    Now I have Yahoo Spam Guard turned off so I won't get all these
    messages. But alot of messages never get to me at OE so I have to go to
    Yahoo Mail to see them.
    I have set up a few filters in Yahoo but there is NO WAY to set up
    enough filters to filter all these messages out. They come in with all
    sorts of Headers and Subject lines.
    Can anyone be of assistance?????

    Thanks!!!!!

    HERE ARE SOME OF THE HEADERS AND SUBJUCT LINES I RECEIVED JUST TODAY.
    Admin Abort Advice

    Admin Returned Mail

    Administrator mail: returned to sender

    administrator Undeliverable Message: Returned To Sender

    @yahoo.com [none]

    Microsoft Email Delivery System Advice

    Email Service Notice Microsoft Security Bulletin

    Email System Undelivered Mail Returned To Mailer

    Mail: Returned To Sender

    Internet Mail System Abort Advice

    Internet Email System Message

    Internet Mail Delivery Service Returned Message User unknown

    internet message delivery system failure advice

    internet message storage service [none]

    Internet Service@ yahoo.com Advice

    Inet Message Delivery Service [VIRUS DETECTE ET NETTOYE]

    Inet System Bug Letter

    Inet System Returned Message User unknown

    Mail Storage Service@ yahoo.com bug letter

    Mail System report

    message storage service Bug Report

    Microsoft Corporation Customer Support@ yahoo.com Latest Net Pack

    Microsoft Corporation Internet Security Section@ yahoo.com Newest Net
    Critical Upgrade

    Microsoft Customer Support Newest Net Upgrade

    Microsoft Message Delivery Service [none]

    Microsoft Inet Email Service Notice

    microsoft email storage system Letter

    Microsoft Inet Mail Service Bug Announcement

    Microsoft Inet Message Storage Service@ yahoo.com Announcement

    Microsoft Inet Message Storage Service Letter

    microsoft inet message system Bug Notice

    Microsoft Inet Storage Service Returned Mail: Returned To Mailer

    Microsoft Inet Storage Service Undeliverable Message User unknown

    microsoft internet email storage service failure advice

    Microsoft Internet Email Storage System Announcement

    Microsoft Internet Mail Delivery System Abort Letter

    Microsoft Internet Message System Message: Returned To Mailer

    microsoft net mail storage service Abort Notice

    microsoft net system Undeliverable Mail: Returned To Sender

    Microsoft Network Message Service Mail: Returned To Sender

    Microsoft Network Security Center Pack

    microsoft network service [none]

    Microsoft Security Bulletin New Critical Pack

    Microsoft Security Center Latest Net Update

    Net Email Delivery Service Error Notice

    net mail delivery service@ yahoo.com Bug Advice

    Net Mail StoraMicrosoft Internet Message System Message: Returned To Mailer

    Net Message Delivery Service [none]

    Net Mail Storage System Returned Message Returned To Sender Message

    Net Message Storage Service Advice

    net message storage system abort message

    network email delivery service Abort Announcement

    Network Mail Delivery Service [none]

    Network Mail Delivery System Letter

    network mail delivery system@ yahoo.com [none]

    Network Mail System Failure Advice

    network mail system Notice

    Network Security Department Current Net Upgrade

    network message storage service Mail: User unknown

    network storage service Returned Message: User unknown

    network message storage service Undeliverable Message

    Network Message Storage System Undelivered Mail User unknown

    Network System Undelivered Mail

    Postmaster abort notice

    Postmaster Bug Letter

    Postmaster Error Report

    Postmaster Letter

    Program Security Section Current Internet Security Upgrade

    Security Center Latest Net Update

    Security Center Newest Network Critical Upgrade

    Bug Notice ................there was no header to this message

    newest net update................there was no header to this message
    Earl Brant, Oct 19, 2003
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  2. Earl Brant

    lee Guest

    I had the same problem. I was receiving about 200 spam per day
    I eventually got that fed up with trying different things
    so I just got my isp to change my email slightly.
    its the only way.




    "Earl Brant" <> wrote in message
    news:3kskb.5861$...
    > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and hundreds
    > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating Microsoft......(a
    > fix patch).
    > I use SBC Yahoo mail and mail passes thru Yahoo to my Outlook Express
    > 6.0.
    > I did have Spam Guard turned on so I would get all messages sent to

    OE
    > but these spam messages take a long time to download and then Norton

    removes
    > the virus. I can block most spam (but not these W.32.Swen.A@mm) as I use
    > iHate Spam. These messages fill my yahoo mailbox of 25 MB in less than 2
    > days.
    > Now I have Yahoo Spam Guard turned off so I won't get all these
    > messages. But alot of messages never get to me at OE so I have to go to
    > Yahoo Mail to see them.
    > I have set up a few filters in Yahoo but there is NO WAY to set up
    > enough filters to filter all these messages out. They come in with all
    > sorts of Headers and Subject lines.
    > Can anyone be of assistance?????
    >
    > Thanks!!!!!
    >
    > HERE ARE SOME OF THE HEADERS AND SUBJUCT LINES I RECEIVED JUST TODAY.
    > Admin Abort Advice
    >
    > Admin Returned Mail
    >
    > Administrator mail: returned to sender
    >
    > administrator Undeliverable Message: Returned To Sender
    >
    > @yahoo.com [none]
    >
    > Microsoft Email Delivery System Advice
    >
    > Email Service Notice Microsoft Security Bulletin
    >
    > Email System Undelivered Mail Returned To Mailer
    >
    > Mail: Returned To Sender
    >
    > Internet Mail System Abort Advice
    >
    > Internet Email System Message
    >
    > Internet Mail Delivery Service Returned Message User unknown
    >
    > internet message delivery system failure advice
    >
    > internet message storage service [none]
    >
    > Internet Service@ yahoo.com Advice
    >
    > Inet Message Delivery Service [VIRUS DETECTE ET NETTOYE]
    >
    > Inet System Bug Letter
    >
    > Inet System Returned Message User unknown
    >
    > Mail Storage Service@ yahoo.com bug letter
    >
    > Mail System report
    >
    > message storage service Bug Report
    >
    > Microsoft Corporation Customer Support@ yahoo.com Latest Net Pack
    >
    > Microsoft Corporation Internet Security Section@ yahoo.com Newest Net
    > Critical Upgrade
    >
    > Microsoft Customer Support Newest Net Upgrade
    >
    > Microsoft Message Delivery Service [none]
    >
    > Microsoft Inet Email Service Notice
    >
    > microsoft email storage system Letter
    >
    > Microsoft Inet Mail Service Bug Announcement
    >
    > Microsoft Inet Message Storage Service@ yahoo.com Announcement
    >
    > Microsoft Inet Message Storage Service Letter
    >
    > microsoft inet message system Bug Notice
    >
    > Microsoft Inet Storage Service Returned Mail: Returned To Mailer
    >
    > Microsoft Inet Storage Service Undeliverable Message User unknown
    >
    > microsoft internet email storage service failure advice
    >
    > Microsoft Internet Email Storage System Announcement
    >
    > Microsoft Internet Mail Delivery System Abort Letter
    >
    > Microsoft Internet Message System Message: Returned To Mailer
    >
    > microsoft net mail storage service Abort Notice
    >
    > microsoft net system Undeliverable Mail: Returned To Sender
    >
    > Microsoft Network Message Service Mail: Returned To Sender
    >
    > Microsoft Network Security Center Pack
    >
    > microsoft network service [none]
    >
    > Microsoft Security Bulletin New Critical Pack
    >
    > Microsoft Security Center Latest Net Update
    >
    > Net Email Delivery Service Error Notice
    >
    > net mail delivery service@ yahoo.com Bug Advice
    >
    > Net Mail StoraMicrosoft Internet Message System Message: Returned To

    Mailer
    >
    > Net Message Delivery Service [none]
    >
    > Net Mail Storage System Returned Message Returned To Sender Message
    >
    > Net Message Storage Service Advice
    >
    > net message storage system abort message
    >
    > network email delivery service Abort Announcement
    >
    > Network Mail Delivery Service [none]
    >
    > Network Mail Delivery System Letter
    >
    > network mail delivery system@ yahoo.com [none]
    >
    > Network Mail System Failure Advice
    >
    > network mail system Notice
    >
    > Network Security Department Current Net Upgrade
    >
    > network message storage service Mail: User unknown
    >
    > network storage service Returned Message: User unknown
    >
    > network message storage service Undeliverable Message
    >
    > Network Message Storage System Undelivered Mail User unknown
    >
    > Network System Undelivered Mail
    >
    > Postmaster abort notice
    >
    > Postmaster Bug Letter
    >
    > Postmaster Error Report
    >
    > Postmaster Letter
    >
    > Program Security Section Current Internet Security Upgrade
    >
    > Security Center Latest Net Update
    >
    > Security Center Newest Network Critical Upgrade
    >
    > Bug Notice ................there was no header to this message
    >
    > newest net update................there was no header to this message
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    >
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    >
    >
    lee, Oct 19, 2003
    #2
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  3. Earl Brant

    °Mike° Guest

    Take a look at the info here:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?th=ed066bbeb794a223


    On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 08:55:27 GMT, in
    <3kskb.5861$>
    Earl Brant scrawled:

    >For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and hundreds
    >of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating Microsoft......(a
    >fix patch).
    > I use SBC Yahoo mail and mail passes thru Yahoo to my Outlook Express
    >6.0.
    > I did have Spam Guard turned on so I would get all messages sent to OE
    >but these spam messages take a long time to download and then Norton removes
    >the virus. I can block most spam (but not these W.32.Swen.A@mm) as I use
    >iHate Spam. These messages fill my yahoo mailbox of 25 MB in less than 2
    >days.
    > Now I have Yahoo Spam Guard turned off so I won't get all these
    >messages. But alot of messages never get to me at OE so I have to go to
    >Yahoo Mail to see them.
    > I have set up a few filters in Yahoo but there is NO WAY to set up
    >enough filters to filter all these messages out. They come in with all
    >sorts of Headers and Subject lines.
    > Can anyone be of assistance?????
    >
    >Thanks!!!!!
    >
    >HERE ARE SOME OF THE HEADERS AND SUBJUCT LINES I RECEIVED JUST TODAY.
    >Admin Abort Advice
    >
    >Admin Returned Mail
    >
    >Administrator mail: returned to sender
    >
    >administrator Undeliverable Message: Returned To Sender
    >
    >@yahoo.com [none]
    >
    >Microsoft Email Delivery System Advice
    >
    >Email Service Notice Microsoft Security Bulletin
    >
    >Email System Undelivered Mail Returned To Mailer
    >
    > Mail: Returned To Sender
    >
    >Internet Mail System Abort Advice
    >
    >Internet Email System Message
    >
    >Internet Mail Delivery Service Returned Message User unknown
    >
    >internet message delivery system failure advice
    >
    >internet message storage service [none]
    >
    >Internet Service@ yahoo.com Advice
    >
    >Inet Message Delivery Service [VIRUS DETECTE ET NETTOYE]
    >
    >Inet System Bug Letter
    >
    >Inet System Returned Message User unknown
    >
    >Mail Storage Service@ yahoo.com bug letter
    >
    >Mail System report
    >
    >message storage service Bug Report
    >
    >Microsoft Corporation Customer Support@ yahoo.com Latest Net Pack
    >
    >Microsoft Corporation Internet Security Section@ yahoo.com Newest Net
    >Critical Upgrade
    >
    >Microsoft Customer Support Newest Net Upgrade
    >
    >Microsoft Message Delivery Service [none]
    >
    >Microsoft Inet Email Service Notice
    >
    >microsoft email storage system Letter
    >
    >Microsoft Inet Mail Service Bug Announcement
    >
    >Microsoft Inet Message Storage Service@ yahoo.com Announcement
    >
    >Microsoft Inet Message Storage Service Letter
    >
    >microsoft inet message system Bug Notice
    >
    >Microsoft Inet Storage Service Returned Mail: Returned To Mailer
    >
    >Microsoft Inet Storage Service Undeliverable Message User unknown
    >
    >microsoft internet email storage service failure advice
    >
    >Microsoft Internet Email Storage System Announcement
    >
    >Microsoft Internet Mail Delivery System Abort Letter
    >
    >Microsoft Internet Message System Message: Returned To Mailer
    >
    >microsoft net mail storage service Abort Notice
    >
    >microsoft net system Undeliverable Mail: Returned To Sender
    >
    >Microsoft Network Message Service Mail: Returned To Sender
    >
    >Microsoft Network Security Center Pack
    >
    >microsoft network service [none]
    >
    >Microsoft Security Bulletin New Critical Pack
    >
    >Microsoft Security Center Latest Net Update
    >
    >Net Email Delivery Service Error Notice
    >
    >net mail delivery service@ yahoo.com Bug Advice
    >
    >Net Mail StoraMicrosoft Internet Message System Message: Returned To Mailer
    >
    >Net Message Delivery Service [none]
    >
    >Net Mail Storage System Returned Message Returned To Sender Message
    >
    >Net Message Storage Service Advice
    >
    >net message storage system abort message
    >
    >network email delivery service Abort Announcement
    >
    >Network Mail Delivery Service [none]
    >
    >Network Mail Delivery System Letter
    >
    >network mail delivery system@ yahoo.com [none]
    >
    >Network Mail System Failure Advice
    >
    >network mail system Notice
    >
    >Network Security Department Current Net Upgrade
    >
    >network message storage service Mail: User unknown
    >
    >network storage service Returned Message: User unknown
    >
    >network message storage service Undeliverable Message
    >
    >Network Message Storage System Undelivered Mail User unknown
    >
    >Network System Undelivered Mail
    >
    >Postmaster abort notice
    >
    >Postmaster Bug Letter
    >
    >Postmaster Error Report
    >
    >Postmaster Letter
    >
    >Program Security Section Current Internet Security Upgrade
    >
    >Security Center Latest Net Update
    >
    >Security Center Newest Network Critical Upgrade
    >
    >Bug Notice ................there was no header to this message
    >
    >newest net update................there was no header to this message
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    °Mike°, Oct 19, 2003
    #3
  4. Earl Brant

    Shep© Guest

    On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 08:55:27 GMT, Knowing that it was a Hollywood
    invention that lemmings jump off cliffs "Earl Brant"
    <> wrote :

    >For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and hundreds
    >of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating Microsoft......(a
    >fix patch).
    > I use SBC Yahoo mail and mail passes thru Yahoo to my Outlook Express
    >6.0.
    > I did have Spam Guard turned on so I would get all messages sent to OE
    >but these spam messages take a long time to download and then Norton removes
    >the virus. I can block most spam (but not these W.32.Swen.A@mm) as I use
    >iHate Spam. These messages fill my yahoo mailbox of 25 MB in less than 2
    >days.
    > Now I have Yahoo Spam Guard turned off so I won't get all these
    >messages. But alot of messages never get to me at OE so I have to go to
    >Yahoo Mail to see them.
    > I have set up a few filters in Yahoo but there is NO WAY to set up
    >enough filters to filter all these messages out. They come in with all
    >sorts of Headers and Subject lines.
    > Can anyone be of assistance?????



    Install,"Mailwasher",
    http://www.mailwasher.net/download.php
    Tools/Options/Filters/Add and make a filter.Click the," mark for
    deletion boxes.Choose fewer
    rules.In the Rules box change to The To Field.Change to the next box
    across and change to,"Does Not Contain" and then in the far right box
    put your email address.
    This will delete them from your pop box as most
    of these virus spam are not personal as you may think and they won't
    have your return address.You can add anyone who you want to get
    through to your,"Friends" list or blacklist others.

    HTH :)



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    Shep©, Oct 19, 2003
    #4
  5. Earl Brant

    slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as lee continued:

    > I had the same problem. I was receiving about 200 spam per day
    > I eventually got that fed up with trying different things
    > so I just got my isp to change my email slightly.
    > its the only way.


    Don't be stupid, of course it isn't.
    Ever heard of Mailwasher ?
    --
    slumpy
    no more
    no less
    just slumpy
    slumpy, Oct 19, 2003
    #5
  6. Earl Brant

    lee Guest

    Yes i have herd and used mailwasher for years and that filters=
    but does not stop shit arriving at the mail server!


    "slumpy" <> wrote in message
    news:bmujmm$r38fj$-berlin.de...
    > "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    > threw back my head and roared with laughter as lee continued:
    >
    > > I had the same problem. I was receiving about 200 spam per day
    > > I eventually got that fed up with trying different things
    > > so I just got my isp to change my email slightly.
    > > its the only way.

    >
    > Don't be stupid, of course it isn't.
    > Ever heard of Mailwasher ?
    > --
    > slumpy
    > no more
    > no less
    > just slumpy
    >
    lee, Oct 19, 2003
    #6
  7. Earl Brant

    slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as lee continued:

    > Yes i have herd and used mailwasher for years and that filters=
    > but does not stop shit arriving at the mail server!


    No, but changing your address means it will still go to ISP's server, as
    the domain name will route it that way, and then your ISP's server
    decides if it is a valid address or not. So you are just creating yet
    more email addresses for the virus to attack, thereby worsening the
    problem.
    Use Mailwasher and just delete them like everyone else.
    --
    slumpy
    no more
    no less
    just slumpy
    slumpy, Oct 19, 2003
    #7
  8. Earl Brant

    Earl Brant Guest

    I take it that Mailwasher will delete these at the Yahoo server. RIGHT???

    "slumpy" <> wrote in message
    news:bmuku0$qfilb$-berlin.de...
    > "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    > threw back my head and roared with laughter as lee continued:
    >
    > > Yes i have herd and used mailwasher for years and that filters=
    > > but does not stop shit arriving at the mail server!

    >
    > No, but changing your address means it will still go to ISP's server, as
    > the domain name will route it that way, and then your ISP's server
    > decides if it is a valid address or not. So you are just creating yet
    > more email addresses for the virus to attack, thereby worsening the
    > problem.
    > Use Mailwasher and just delete them like everyone else.
    > --
    > slumpy
    > no more
    > no less
    > just slumpy
    >
    Earl Brant, Oct 20, 2003
    #8
  9. Earl Brant wrote:

    > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and hundreds
    > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating Microsoft......(a
    > fix patch).


    [schnippen]

    These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that have been
    hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your email address in their
    address book could have sent them. In addition, since you posted this
    message with what appears to be a valid email address, and the virus
    harvests email addresses from newsgroup postings, you have opened the
    floodgates to another batch of spam and virii.

    Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm messages so long
    after its original appearance, I would bet that one or more of your regular
    correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it. It might be
    a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email address (go to
    members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find out why you should do that
    and how to). Since you already use an antivirus, I assume you are familiar
    with the reasons why one uses such an application, as well as a firewall,
    as part of one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you might
    go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information along thoe
    lines.

    Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the Swen virus and
    how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
    http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top, then "Advanced
    Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and the name of
    this group in the other obvious places. You will get several hundred hits
    to your search, given that this subject has been discussed to death in this
    newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might read
    newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might then forward this
    knowledge to your correspondents, since you apparently have at least one
    who is still unaware of basic Internet security precautions and still
    believes that Microsoft sends out security patches in email.

    --
    Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
    gary at donavan dot org / http:// geetee dot donavan dot org
    "The two most abundant things in the universe
    are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison
    Gary G. Taylor, Oct 20, 2003
    #9
  10. Earl Brant

    slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as Earl Brant continued:

    > I take it that Mailwasher will delete these at the Yahoo server.
    > RIGHT???


    Exactly - you get to view each as a simple text mail, partially
    downloaded - blacklist, create rules, or just plain and simple delete
    them - no laborious downloading...no threats !
    --
    slumpy
    no more
    no less
    just slumpy
    slumpy, Oct 20, 2003
    #10
  11. Earl Brant

    Earl Brant Guest

    OK Gary,
    How does one post messages to newsgroups and not give his/ her real e-mail
    address?
    Also...thanks for the info!!!!!

    Earl Brant

    "Gary G. Taylor" <> wrote in message
    news:i_Jkb.1592$...
    > Earl Brant wrote:
    >
    > > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and

    hundreds
    > > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating

    Microsoft......(a
    > > fix patch).

    >
    > [schnippen]
    >
    > These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that have been
    > hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your email address in their
    > address book could have sent them. In addition, since you posted this
    > message with what appears to be a valid email address, and the virus
    > harvests email addresses from newsgroup postings, you have opened the
    > floodgates to another batch of spam and virii.
    >
    > Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm messages so long
    > after its original appearance, I would bet that one or more of your

    regular
    > correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it. It might be
    > a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email address (go to
    > members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find out why you should do that
    > and how to). Since you already use an antivirus, I assume you are familiar
    > with the reasons why one uses such an application, as well as a firewall,
    > as part of one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you

    might
    > go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information along thoe
    > lines.
    >
    > Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the Swen virus

    and
    > how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
    > http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top, then

    "Advanced
    > Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and the name of
    > this group in the other obvious places. You will get several hundred hits
    > to your search, given that this subject has been discussed to death in

    this
    > newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might read
    > newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might then forward this
    > knowledge to your correspondents, since you apparently have at least one
    > who is still unaware of basic Internet security precautions and still
    > believes that Microsoft sends out security patches in email.
    >
    > --
    > Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
    > gary at donavan dot org / http:// geetee dot donavan dot org
    > "The two most abundant things in the universe
    > are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison
    Earl Brant, Oct 21, 2003
    #11
  12. Earl Brant

    Earl Brant Guest

    OK Gary,
    How does one post messages to newsgroups and not give his/ her real e-mail
    address?
    Also...thanks for the info!!!!!

    Earl Brant

    "Gary G. Taylor" <> wrote in message
    news:i_Jkb.1592$...
    > Earl Brant wrote:
    >
    > > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and

    hundreds
    > > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating

    Microsoft......(a
    > > fix patch).

    >
    > [schnippen]
    >
    > These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that have been
    > hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your email address in their
    > address book could have sent them. In addition, since you posted this
    > message with what appears to be a valid email address, and the virus
    > harvests email addresses from newsgroup postings, you have opened the
    > floodgates to another batch of spam and virii.
    >
    > Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm messages so long
    > after its original appearance, I would bet that one or more of your

    regular
    > correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it. It might be
    > a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email address (go to
    > members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find out why you should do that
    > and how to). Since you already use an antivirus, I assume you are familiar
    > with the reasons why one uses such an application, as well as a firewall,
    > as part of one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you

    might
    > go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information along thoe
    > lines.
    >
    > Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the Swen virus

    and
    > how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
    > http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top, then

    "Advanced
    > Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and the name of
    > this group in the other obvious places. You will get several hundred hits
    > to your search, given that this subject has been discussed to death in

    this
    > newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might read
    > newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might then forward this
    > knowledge to your correspondents, since you apparently have at least one
    > who is still unaware of basic Internet security precautions and still
    > believes that Microsoft sends out security patches in email.
    >
    > --
    > Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
    > gary at donavan dot org / http:// geetee dot donavan dot org
    > "The two most abundant things in the universe
    > are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison
    Earl Brant, Oct 21, 2003
    #12
  13. Earl Brant

    Boomer Guest

    Earl Brant, <> wrote:

    > OK Gary,
    > How does one post messages to newsgroups and not give his/ her
    > real e-mail address?
    > Also...thanks for the info!!!!!
    >
    > Earl Brant


    Read through these:

    ~ Munging ~
    http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html
    http://www.ecofuture.org/jmnews.html#hide

    If you use OE go to...
    Tools> Accounts> News> Properties> General tab
    Change your account name in User Information.

    Example:

    ----------> lid

    ~ Spambots ~
    http://www.sendfakemail.com/fakemail/botbait/makebait.asp

    ~ Harvesting ~
    http://www.private.org.il/harvest.html
    http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~gcaselton/spam/harvesting.html

    ~Safe Hex ~
    http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/articles/safehex.html
    http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html

    Freeware programs:
    SpamPal for Windows http://www.spampal.org/
    FrontGateMX http://www.presorium.com/index.shtml

    Unpatched IE security holes
    http://pivx.com/larholm/unpatched/
    >
    > "Gary G. Taylor" <> wrote in message
    > news:i_Jkb.1592$...
    >> Earl Brant wrote:
    >>
    >> > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds
    >> > and

    > hundreds
    >> > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating

    > Microsoft......(a
    >> > fix patch).

    >>
    >> [schnippen]
    >>
    >> These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that
    >> have been hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your
    >> email address in their address book could have sent them. In
    >> addition, since you posted this message with what appears to be
    >> a valid email address, and the virus harvests email addresses
    >> from newsgroup postings, you have opened the floodgates to
    >> another batch of spam and virii.
    >>
    >> Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm
    >> messages so long after its original appearance, I would bet
    >> that one or more of your

    > regular
    >> correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it.
    >> It might be a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email
    >> address (go to members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find
    >> out why you should do that and how to). Since you already use
    >> an antivirus, I assume you are familiar with the reasons why
    >> one uses such an application, as well as a firewall, as part of
    >> one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you

    > might
    >> go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information
    >> along thoe lines.
    >>
    >> Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the
    >> Swen virus

    > and
    >> how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
    >> http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top,
    >> then

    > "Advanced
    >> Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and
    >> the name of this group in the other obvious places. You will
    >> get several hundred hits to your search, given that this
    >> subject has been discussed to death in

    > this
    >> newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might
    >> read newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might
    >> then forward this knowledge to your correspondents, since you
    >> apparently have at least one who is still unaware of basic
    >> Internet security precautions and still believes that Microsoft
    >> sends out security patches in email.
    Boomer, Oct 21, 2003
    #13
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