Virus Warning: Everyone Please Read
Posted 07 May 2002 - 12:21 AM
Now, unlike other viruses that are common today, this virus can apparently (according to McAffe) infect users who aren't using Outlook as well as those who are. It does this through their internet browser.
What the virus can do is send itself to other people and of course damage files on your computer. I'm not sure of its exact modus operandi (sp??) but yeah, who wants a virus. There are more details here.
How do I know that someone at CBn has it? Well I've checked my comptuer and I can't find it on mine. However, Tim has received and e-mail from me containing an e-mail and Blofelds Cat received one from Mister Asterix (who rarely uses Outlook anyway).
But this virus can Spoof e-mails. For instance. If Dave has the virus and in his address book he has the names of me and Tim then... his computer can send the virus to Tim but use my name.
So what to do?
Well firstly if you don't have an AV tool get one. Does anyone know of a free one or a demo?
Search for the virus with this tool from Norton.
Update your Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Outlook. You can get details on how to do that from http://www.microsoft.com
If anyone has any more details on the virus or any other major threats please reply to this thread.
Posted 08 May 2002 - 04:45 AM
Posted 09 May 2002 - 04:24 AM
davidfries (08 May, 2002 05:45 a.m.):
Ahh, once again a seemingly innocent topic in the General Discussion board takes an erotic turn.
But surely this is what Bond discussion is all about? ;d
Posted 09 May 2002 - 05:16 AM
It disturbs me to think of the creators of the virus out there deriving entertainment out of this.
Posted 09 May 2002 - 08:35 AM
So what's going on...?
Posted 09 May 2002 - 09:29 AM
So who's from CBn is on it?
Posted 07 May 2002 - 08:37 AM
Be sure though before you run the scan, that you have updated your virus list so that your AV program can track it!
Posted 07 May 2002 - 08:25 AM
Following it I've figured out that the virus is reading someones MSN list, or someone who has my hotmail address (few of you do I'm sure).
It's got to be someone with James Page, Mister Asterix, Walther, Blofelds Cat and Blue Eyes on their list. So there you have it.
Posted 07 May 2002 - 07:37 AM
I received a strange e-mail from Mr* a couple of days ago, but my AV programme, VET, didn't detect any virus.
As my company has an account with VET (by Computer Associates), I immediately reported the problem to corporate HO in Sydney. They are now in the process of applying for a account with another AV software company.
Posted 08 May 2002 - 03:32 AM
Posted 08 May 2002 - 04:30 AM
I'm sure no one will get infected from you as you would surely have proper protection.
Dave (07 May, 2002 09:37 a.m.):
Hopefully no one has had one from me - but let me know if my email is in any of the emails.