Re: Theos-World virus warning
Sep 02, 2003 03:01 PM
The following information may be pertinent to the virus problem reported by
(I wrote this a week ago to everyone on my mail list who might receive an
attachment from me or any other friend.)
There is a mean virus/worm going around that affects Windows machines and
captures your mailing lists to send out replicas of itself using your and your
friends return addresses. So please do not download any attachment that ends
with the extension .pif or .scr in letters that appear to come from me or any
other friends. The worm already took my name off somebody's list and the worm
is circulating all over the world with my return address on it. So, be
careful. (Any other safe download files that come from me will always be accompanied
by a personal note.)
The following is information on this virus offered by AOL:
The "Sobig" worm, also known as W32.Sobig.f@mm, is a malicious program
circulating on the Internet. If your computer becomes infected with the worm, an
unauthorized person can remotely download and run programs on your computer,
stealing confidential information from you, or use your computer to send spam.
What's happening now?
Security experts have just determined that the Sobig.f worm is designed to
wake up at 3 p.m. ET on Fridays and maybe also on Sundays and download an
unknown program to an infected computer. The program could be something malicious or
it could be something benign.
Can this happen to me?
Yes, if you use Windows and are infected with the worm. The worm can infect
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP. Macintosh operating systems are
unaffected by this worm.
How Can I Protect Myself?
1. Be careful and don't get infected with the worm. Don't download any e-mail
attachments, even from people you know, with any of the following subject
- Re: Details
- Re: Approved
- Re: Re: My details!
- Re: Thank you!
- Re: That movie
- Re: Wicked screensaver
- Re: Your application
- Thank you
- Your details
The e-mail attachment might have one of the following names:
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