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My System is Clean (Just Scanned) in E. Tx
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VIRUS ALERT !!! Somebody's Infected (FRIENDLY WARNING)    Posted 12-09-2002 at 22:45:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
FRIENDLY WARNING: Somebody's tryin' real hard to f up our computers. Maggie/tx got an email from me/ her husband got an email from her(on the same computer) and so on....I update my virus definitions at least every week...and scan on Fridays. I use Norton. If you don't have protection, I promise you it would be worth it. I trapped 6 virus' today ( about average )...WATCH OUT FOR Stuff like, W32.Klez (that's the beginning, lots of variations) seems to be the one I trap 99% of the time. Be careful with email attachments, and any ending in .scr ( Got one today "Arial.scr", so did Maggie/TX). I would sure like to meet the individual that starts these things and introduce him to the jacketed soft point virus that comes from the barrel of my Colt Python 357MAG. ( Which is a dandy a might add...1st run of production 6" barr. w/ custom Colt Walnut grips) Ya know..."Good Lord!" sure didn't want anyone to be able to find him/her. It's some Hacker at least, I guess, they gets kicks ruining private property. HANG 'EM HIGH LYNCH (am a firm believer in Capitol Punishment)


ger / heres a site    Posted 12-10-2002 at 07:58:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
wife just e-mailed me from work she saw on here this moring the dicussion about the klez virus, the guy who look s after their company computers gave her this to pass along, he said to go to www. FIXKLEZ.COM and that will get you help, i don,t know if it has to be capital letters or not hope this help . later ger


Randy    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:03:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't say much about your wifes IT person since that site does not exist!
"Fixklez" is one of the random subject lines that Klez inserts into an email. I'd consider firing that IT person if they worked in my office.

As always the SARC website is the best source for removal tools.


ger / randy    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
maybe you should try again i just did an the site does exist an when you get to it go to the computer part an you will see security an a bunch of other related stuff that is what reg,s the computer fellow does for a living for a bunch of very large companies i would think if he didn,t know what he was doing he would not have the job he does now like i said im no computer guy but if i can find that site im sure somebody who knows about computers could be able to try again buddy , if ya need help give a shout lol just kidding , an d again thanks about for the advice on the firwall thing . later ger


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:11:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
maybe it somethin up here i don,t know randy she just emailed it to me this morining said he told them about it i haven,t tried it i have norton an blackice with 2 daily updates here , so far everything seems to be ok but i guess if their good enough they can get into anything


Larry    Posted 12-10-2002 at 07:18:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have been hit with the klez thing too,but I don't think it affects a webtv like it would a regular computer. Webtv is run by MSN and all the main hardware has it's own virus protection. But I still get these strange e-mails from some address's that are posted here.


DeadCarp - trick to stop them    Posted 12-10-2002 at 06:34:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
EVERY program reads one line at a time from the top down, so if they copy your email adresses, you can stop viruses from spreading by putting an undeliverable email address at the very top of your address book. I use the name !0000 (without ANY actual email address) but lots of things would work. If the first address generates an error message, the virus can't go to the next one. :)


Nope    Posted 12-10-2002 at 10:54:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That has not worked for a couple of years now. Virus writers are much smarter than that and the engines select random entries.


DeadCarp - thanks guys    Posted 12-10-2002 at 13:47:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm glad to know it doesn't always work. Thanks!


Great Tip    Posted 12-10-2002 at 08:41:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That should help folks. Lynch


walt(doesnt always work)    Posted 12-10-2002 at 08:34:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take a look here.


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 06:44:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
i did that here a long time ago , a friend said to go 0000 or 00001 something , i don,t know for sure if it works but i put it in as the first adress in our adress book


Good Lord!    Posted 12-10-2002 at 01:04:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not sure if that was an accusation or an editorial comment.
I have had the same problem you are describing, and that is exactly why I will not post my e-mail address anywhere. This limits the spam as well.
I didn't send you anything. I'm not a criminal, just a bit of an instigator.
Have a nice day.


Lynch    Posted 12-10-2002 at 02:57:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I stay updated and have no problems. Just trying to help anyone that might not have protection against such evil-doers. This was brought to my attention by Maggie/TX. I had these troubles many moons ago, but learned to take precautions, not to hide. And I learned as a child, to try not to instigate, but I'll throw your handle in once-in-a-while to see if you pop-up. You try and have a nice day also, dear Lord.


Maggie/TX    Posted 12-10-2002 at 04:58:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I might add that although I know better than to download any attachments, I have been printing out the email on these attempts to send me a virus and studying the return path addresses. Can someone tell me is it possible to fake the "return path" addresses under the "headers"? I've gotten these things from more than one person on here and I know they didn't send it, but the return path address under the headers is the same name, also of someone who posts on this board once in a while. I don't know this person well, but feel it is not him doing it knowingly. I feel he's got one of those Worm things and his computer is sending stuff without him knowing it. And it is NOT Lynch's name on the headers anymore than it was the other regular on here who the email said it was from.

Bottom line is I HIGHLY recommend getting a Norton anti-virus program, as it's the only one I've ever had that really catches this kind of garbage. When we used to use McAfee, we crashed from two different viruses that got past it.

I just don't want anybody to get hit with one of these things, as it is a lot of expense and worry, so please be careful out there. And I will post my email address for anybody who wants to know more about this, as I don't hide either.

Also, I DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS, so don't go for it if you get one that SAYS it's from me. It's a trap! :)


walt    Posted 12-10-2002 at 05:03:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, return addresses can and most are forged. Best bet is to email everyone you know who has your address and tell them to scan their system. Lots of free online scanners.


Maggie/TX    Posted 12-10-2002 at 05:07:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
THANK you, Walt!! I will print this out and start some detective work. I would love to track down one of these yahoos who send this stuff out to hurt people.


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 06:39:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have norton anti virus on our,s we went out a couple of weeks ago an bought a program called black ice it s a firewall protection system , im not real computer literate so bear with me hear, but anyway its supposed to protect your computer against this stuff , i check it at least once a day an you would not belive the attempts it has caught an how often they occur i feel my better with it on here we do updates twice daily on our computer it happens in the a.m. and again at 7 every night , guess you can,t be to safe, i suppose they will eventually find a way to screw things up though and will have to go but something else , later ger


Randy    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:08:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A firewall only closes ports on your computer (it has 65000+ ports available). Since most viruses are spread via email and you *have* to keep the correct port open for email you are still vulnerable to most viruses.
It will help stop trojan activities and outside hacking attempts though.


ger / thanks    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:14:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
randy im not a computer expert by any means but they tell me to get that an a good norton virus protection so i did this is a new computer just spent 3000 on it a few months ago so id like to keep it realitively safe thanks again


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 06:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have norton anti virus on our,s we went out a couple of weeks ago an bought a program called black ice it s a firewall protection system , im not real computer literate so bear with me hear, but anyway its supposed to protect your computer against this stuff , i check it at least once a day an you would not belive the attempts it has caught an how often they occur i feel my better with it on here we do updates twice daily on our computer it happens in the a.m. and again at 7 every night , guess you can be to safe, i suppose they will eventually find a way to screw things up though and will have to go but something else , later ger


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