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post #1 of 4 Old 03-26-2004, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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worm virus hitting my computer (beware)

I'm getting a worm virus on my computer right now. At first I got an email with my mother's email address as the sender, then I open it thinking cool she sent me mail.

Turns out there is only an .exe attachment so I think damn it, she has a virus. Then I look at all the headers and realize the sending address is actually not here ISP but my fathers at work. Now's I'm getting even more. If this bug gets on your computer you can bet everyone in your address book is getting the same email.

Luckly on a Mac it can't do anything so if you are on my address book don't worry.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-26-2004, 05:33 AM
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I'm getting .pif all the time lately. They are all filtered by my scanner (Norton) so I don't worry to much. They are all send from addresses that are infected somehow. However a lot are not from people I know.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-26-2004, 06:48 AM
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Long life the man with no social life, they have no address book :P

I have no virus mails.
From my hosting provider i have a spam filter and virusscanner.
And from my isp i don't know
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-28-2004, 10:40 PM
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Virus-writers are no respecters of email addresses, unfortunately. Many viruses will collect addresses from an infected computer and "mix & match" them into the To and From address on outgoing emails, so that a friend of yours may well be sending out virus emails with YOUR address on them!
Often the first you know about it is when YOU receive a bounce-back from a protected site, complaining about an email you sent. Ugh!

Such childish behaviour
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