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Posted: 5/30/2001 9:37:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2001 9:35:32 AM EDT by critter_FR]
I just received an e-mail, with no subject line, and no sender. Atteched was an exe file, called something like lljll.exe. I immediately deleted the mail without opening the file, and then purged the mail from my "deleted mail" file. Since I've never had a virus, and know shit about them, does anyone know what this might have been, and am I safe now?
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:42:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2001 11:05:33 AM EDT by SteyrAUG]
THE FOLLOWING IS AN INTERNET HOAX. DO NOT DELETE THE FILE. >Subject: Fw: [Fwd: Fw: VIRUS FOUND IN MY COMPUTER READ PLEASE] > > > >> > > > > >Subject: RE: Virus, virus > >> > > > > > >> > > > > > > >> > > > > >It was brought to my attention yesterday that a virus was on >all > >of > >> > > > > >our computers here at work. I do not know how long it has been >on > >> > > > > >our computers, but Virus software can not detect it. It will >not > >> > > > > >become active until June 1, 2001, at that point it will become > >> > > > > >active and will be to late. It wipes out all files and folders >on > >> > > > > >the hard drive. This virus travels thru E-mail and migrates to > >the > >> > > > > >'C:\windows\command' folder. To find it and get rid of it off >of > >> > > > > >your computer, do the following. > >> > > > > > > >> > > > > >Go to the "START" button. > >> > > > > >Go to "FIND" or "SEARCH" > >> > > > > >Go to "FILES & FOLDERS" > >> > > > > >Make sure the find box is searching the "C:" drive. > >> > > > > >Type in; SULFNBK.EXE > >> > > > > >Begin search. > >> > > > > >If it finds it, highlight it. > >> > > > > >Go to 'File' and delete it. > >> > > > > >Close the find Dialog box > >> > > > > >Open the Recycle Bin > >> > > > > >Find the file and delete it from the Recycle bin > >> > > > > >You should be safe. > >> > > > > > > >> > > > > >The bad part is: You need to contact everyone you have sent >ANY > >> > > > > >E-mail to in the past few months. I do not know how long this >has > >> > > > > >been on our computers. Two computers at Midlands Tech. have >been > >> > > > > >found with this virus on it. One I had sent E-mail to, one I >have > >> > > > > >not. > >> > > > > > > >> > > > > >DO NOT RELY ON YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE. McAFEE NOR NORTON CAN > >> > > > > >DETECT IT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT BECOME A VIRUS UNTIL JUNE 1ST. >IT > >> > > > > >WILL BE TO LATE THEN. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT OPEN THE FILE!!!
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:42:38 AM EDT
I've been told to do what you did should the "exe." show up with no title, etc. Good move.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:43:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:43:20 AM EDT
You are fine. I haven't seen that virus before, but if you don't open the damn attachments, you are in no danger. Good thinking. If you want a long drawn out explanation as to why you are safe, ask and i will explain. Shawn
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:47:06 AM EDT
You should be O.K., most e-mail viruses have a .vbs extension. But you should always have the latest anti-virus software just to be safe. Some of these .vbs viruses disguise themselves as normal .vbs outlook executables and you don't have to even open your mail for the virus to do it's dirty work. MacAfee and Norton anti-virus programs can stop these .vbs programs before they can wipe out your mail, send itself to all your friends and infect/destroy large parts of your hard drive.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:51:07 AM EDT
I suggest that you don't do what that email tells you to, as it is NOT a virus. SULFNBK.EXE is a windows system file and deleting it will result in your system not being able to recognize long file names (over 8 characters). There, I have done my good deed for the week. So now you all can go pound sand.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 9:59:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2001 9:58:53 AM EDT by PowderBurns]
[b]FREE ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE[/B] Go to: [url]www.grisoft.com[/url] and download the FREE software. It will automatically check your complete system every time you boot up, and daily at a time you designate. Checks ALL incoming mail. Sends you email notices of FREE software updates. Update downloads are nearly automatic. Stores viruses in a quarantine area if you want to report the bug to places like FBI, FCC. Nearly totally automatic, almost idiot proof. And it's FREE!!! Check it out!!! -- You might want to check out: [url]www.spamcop.net[/url] a FREE spam tracer and anonymous complaint filer site.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:03:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:17:42 AM EDT
Thanks for all the input. I have been online since 1998, and never used an anti-virus software, and never had a virus. I guess I'm just plain lucky, huh? [:)]
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:28:35 AM EDT
[b]1st - the virus is a hoax[/b]
Originally Posted By Sodie: You should be O.K., most e-mail viruses have a .vbs extension. But you should always have the latest anti-virus software just to be safe. Some of these .vbs viruses disguise themselves as normal .vbs outlook executables and you don't have to even open your mail for the virus to do it's dirty work. MacAfee and Norton anti-virus programs can stop these .vbs programs before they can wipe out your mail, send itself to all your friends and infect/destroy large parts of your hard drive.
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Computer malware (viruses, worms, trojans) exist in .EXE, .COM, .VBS, SHS, Word documents, Excel, Powerpoints, and many other venues. The most recent major ones do happen to use .VBS and .SHS, but that does not diminish the importance of being careful with all files that you receive via e-mail, floppy, or other methods.
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:47:07 AM EDT
don't delete sulfnbk.exe it's a windows system file. critter, you did the right thing. most people get nailed because they open every attachment without looking to see what it is, or without scanning it for virii first. always keep your virus definitions up-to-date for your scanner software, and make sure you disable macros and javascript in outlook and word. word macro virii seem to be what are causing most problems these days.
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