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I checked my emails tonight since I forgot to for a couple of days, look at what's been pouring in...
All but one of the emails are the same virus, note the filesize... And the addies. Why would I email myself? lol, why would the ctrl+alt+del-online artist email me? Why would my sister email me? Meh, just thought I'd share 'em with ya. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif
I've been getting allot too (the ones which say
re:your document) and tell you to scan and download
the file!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif DIE VIRUS PEOPLE!!!!!!
Nice to see I've been ever so helpful. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif
Geck I have had them all as well same addresses and files except the one fomr yourself! and before Sunday I had never had one Spam e-mail!
Gecko, your pc is infected by a worm! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
Worms copy all the emailadresses they can find on your harddrive, including your own of coarse, and send copies of themselves to all the adresses.
If you have a antivirus application, you should always keep it updated with the latest virus definitions.
Now you are too late. Check on www.symantec.com (http://www.symantec.com,) ...for each worm they have a little patch with which you could remove the worm that you have but it can be a lot of work, costing a lot of time, because if you don't know exactly which variant you have you're gonna have to try several patches untill you've got 'm.
Easiest, (and safest, in my opinion) would be backing up all your documents you want to keep and re-install Windows...
[ 15. April 2004, 10:56: Message edited by: joseph ]
I reinstalled Windows just a couple of days ago, and I don't keep any email addresses anywhere on my computer except inside my .NET MSN account, specifically for that reason. And none but about two of those addresses are ones I've even typed letalone kept in an address book, so I don't think it's a worm.
Gotta admire the virus writers on their programs' persistence though http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Gecko, when you notice that "you emailed yourself", like you wrote in your initial post, it's a good indication that your pc is already infected.
Besides, there are more places where Windows keeps copies of email-adresses: your internet history, last visited websites, including your own website if you have any, system log files, the registry...
Everyone who has his antivirus set to update automatically, may sometimes notice it updating more than once on the same day.
Every day i get 5 to 10 spam-like virusmails. I look in their properties, and block them on sender-adress, sendername and on subject.
I use web-based email, and I've killed Outlook Express. I'm not sure whether or not worms can spread themselves through web-based email when I really nly use it for recieving, not sending. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif
I don't think it's a worm either. I would say that some one out there has nothing better to do with their time and are clearly in need of a good hiding....I've been getting them off/on as well. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif
Did anyone see Watchdog on BBC1 the other night? They had a feature on the scourge of scam diallers around at the moment.......
.....one chap had a £3,000 phone bill after a dialler installed itself on his PC.
A curse on all scammers http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif
One of my friends had a dialler thingie, it cost something like 2.50 per minute, and dialled every time she connected to the internet. Ran up a huge phone bill indeed! :eek:
hahah i never get anything like that!!
i will some day with the amount of stuff i download!
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