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Laura Brito
07-15-2002, 02:36 PM
I just got an email from someone who thinks I sent them a virus. This virus they are talking about is the one that was set to launch itself into action on the 13th or after. I knew about it and luckly for me I was protected. I made sure I was updated, which I do daily.

Anyway this virus takes somoene's address book, and falsifies emails from the infected person using emails from the address book as the people who sent the message. I knew I hadn't sent it, but scanned my sysstem just in case. I didn't have it. So it may look like some people have sent you an email but it really didn't come from them, it came from someone else who has been talking to this person at some point and you (could be years ago) and it makes it look like the other person is the one that infected you when it didn't really happen.

Hope this makes sense to everyone!

Just to let everyone know!

Laura

glassdude
07-15-2002, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the Heads Up, Laura!
Hugs!
Jacqui

craftylady
07-15-2002, 06:26 PM
Thanks a bunch I just had my computer redone thanks to the klez
virus. That was nasty it wiped my whole machine pictures and all. Hubby has a virus protection on the computer know. I will have him make sure to update again. Never can be to safe. :angel:

Nonie
07-15-2002, 06:30 PM
FYI..you can set most virus software to update itself. Also...you can set it to scan incoming email. I also have it set to do a scan in the middle of the night when I am not on it. Well, sometimes I'm not on it in the wee hours. :D I wouldn't ever run my machine on the web without it . I have Norton Internet Security. I am not affiliated with Norton. I just think it works great.:clap:

DichroDiva
07-15-2002, 07:36 PM
There is a virus that can disable your virus scan programs. Do NOT open - or download - any attachments. Even if it is from someone you "know". Hugs Karen

Rose Queen
07-15-2002, 11:11 PM
Unfortunately, a lot of virus warnings are also hoaxes. It's a good idea to check any information you get from friends or co-workers about viruses on one or all of these websites before passing the information on.

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/
http://www.vmyths.com/
http://www.snopes2.com/index.html



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07-16-2002, 02:52 PM
I just got a virus on my home computer, it disabled Norton anti-virus, took it off, shut it down, and it looks like it removed it. I keep getting a message to re-install Norton on my pc. So.....I went to the ISGB website, found an old post on viruses, used a free downloaded virus system. After the free download, I had it scan the system, found the Klez virus on there, and another one. It took them off, repaired my files,and everything is fine for now. Having virus programs doesn't necessarily protect you all the time. I was thankful for the information available on the isgb site. Also thankful that the web supplies things like this to save my system.

Modesto
07-16-2002, 03:00 PM
Here a link that some might find helpful...
http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_pcc.asp

It's FREE:clap: