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Old 19-09-2003, 12:14 AM
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Is anyone else getting these phony emails regarding a M/S patch for security
etc.?
They have a virus attached!!!
My MailWasher has marked at least 7 of them today?
Cheers Wendy




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Old 19-09-2003, 04:13 PM
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Something else to ponder on. My husband & daughter are not getting any of
these
emails? They both do not go to any News Groups????
Cheers Wendy

"Jerry Hoffmeister" wrote in message
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I've gotten about 100 today Luckily the virus scanner on my mailserver
deletes the virus for me
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Is anyone else getting these phony emails regarding a M/S patch for

security
etc.?
They have a virus attached!!!
My MailWasher has marked at least 7 of them today?
Cheers Wendy







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Old 19-09-2003, 06:12 PM
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not exactly sure how u get on the "list" but likely someone got infected w/
you in their address book or something. and no, this one at least doesn't
seem to go the the newsgroups.

"Wendy" wrote in message
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Something else to ponder on. My husband & daughter are not getting any of
these
emails? They both do not go to any News Groups????
Cheers Wendy

"Jerry Hoffmeister" wrote in message
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I've gotten about 100 today Luckily the virus scanner on my

mailserver
deletes the virus for me
"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Is anyone else getting these phony emails regarding a M/S patch for

security
etc.?
They have a virus attached!!!
My MailWasher has marked at least 7 of them today?
Cheers Wendy









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Old 19-09-2003, 07:32 PM
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Up to 477!

It's a problem having to keep your email address accessible to the pubic!

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not exactly sure how u get on the "list" but likely someone got infected

w/
you in their address book or something. and no, this one at least doesn't
seem to go the the newsgroups.

"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Something else to ponder on. My husband & daughter are not getting any

of
these
emails? They both do not go to any News Groups????
Cheers Wendy

"Jerry Hoffmeister" wrote in message
...
I've gotten about 100 today Luckily the virus scanner on my

mailserver
deletes the virus for me
"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Is anyone else getting these phony emails regarding a M/S patch for
security
etc.?
They have a virus attached!!!
My MailWasher has marked at least 7 of them today?
Cheers Wendy











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Old 19-09-2003, 07:32 PM
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= not exactly sure how u get on the "list" but likely someone got infected w/
= you in their address book or something. and no, this one at least doesn't
= seem to go the the newsgroups.

My understanding of this goes something like this. Most viruses search machines for email
addresses stored in it, so things like newsgroup messages, email messages stored locally.
It then emails itself to those addresses.

Some rather simple things to try and stop them, you could add some junk to your email
address you use to post to the newsgroup like , seems to
work, of course it is only a matter of time before some virus writer decides to write a
more intelligent piece of code that actually removes all sorts of junk like that.

Or you could use a fake address, of course that limits you getting replies to your email
address. So something like
would throw the virus off track (
we hope ).

At any rate, I got a few of these, and I had fun looking at their hex codes. Thankfully,
by running Linux, I get to look at these viruses and not worry about registry hacks and
all that. But now this has nothing to do with orchids anymore....

Oh well.

John McIntyre


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Old 19-09-2003, 11:14 PM
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Ii got 137 of them today alone. Thankfully, I can delete off the ISP
without downloading, but my ISP mailbox was full.

Diana


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Ii got 137 of them today alone. Thankfully, I can delete off the ISP
without downloading, but my ISP mailbox was full.

Diana


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Old 20-09-2003, 03:10 AM
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328 so far for me

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Up to 477!

It's a problem having to keep your email address accessible to the pubic!

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"Jerry Hoffmeister" wrote in message
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not exactly sure how u get on the "list" but likely someone got infected

w/
you in their address book or something. and no, this one at least

doesn't
seem to go the the newsgroups.

"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Something else to ponder on. My husband & daughter are not getting any

of
these
emails? They both do not go to any News Groups????
Cheers Wendy

"Jerry Hoffmeister" wrote in message
...
I've gotten about 100 today Luckily the virus scanner on my

mailserver
deletes the virus for me
"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Is anyone else getting these phony emails regarding a M/S patch

for
security
etc.?
They have a virus attached!!!
My MailWasher has marked at least 7 of them today?
Cheers Wendy













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Old 20-09-2003, 03:42 AM
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384. What was the consensus? Castration?


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Old 20-09-2003, 12:23 PM
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I just added 158 to the count. That's it, I'm not counting any more.

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Old 20-09-2003, 04:22 PM
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I'm up to 458

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I just added 158 to the count. That's it, I'm not counting any more.

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Old 20-09-2003, 05:02 PM
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On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 15:15:24 GMT, "Jerry Hoffmeister"
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I'm up to 458


Got ya beat at 505!

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Old 20-09-2003, 05:22 PM
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I can beat that we are now at 555 and still comming.
Belgacom won't let change my e-mail adress till all messages have been read.
It just takes a heck of a time to keep on deleting them
Cheers
Peter


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I'm up to 458


Got ya beat at 505!

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Old 20-09-2003, 07:02 PM
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515.


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Old 20-09-2003, 07:02 PM
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I lost count!!! But I did find out the the virus attachment is a NewsGroup
Worm!
Mine have stopped coming through now.
Double Cheers Wendy

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