Re: it ain't my virus

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From: brian (brian@iquest.net)
Date: Wed Jun 05 2002 - 13:23:30 CDT


I run Norton Internet Security and I quarantine any virus we find.

I view and dump my quarantine directory about twice a month. In the last 14
days I have captured 26 instances of Klez trying to hit me through my
incoming email. Most with very familiar FROM names...which I know are not
right.

NIS has been a awesome tool for me the last 6 months. During this time I
have killed and cleaned over 150 pieces of infected mail and so far nothing
has gotten through.

I do a weekly Norton update to make sure I stay reasonably current on virus
lists and software rev levels. Great product.

73 de KB9BVN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hare,Ed, W1RFI" <w1rfi@arrl.org>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 2:16 PM
Subject: RE: it ain't my virus

> The ARRL virus-scan software has been trapping all sorts of viruses
lately,
> and many come from people who did not send them. Tracy is right; the new
> viruses are trying to disguise where they are coming from, just to make
life
> tougher on the recipients.
>
> As always, do NOT open attachments unless you both know who it came from
and
> why they are sending it to you. That saved me from the happy99.exe virus a
> few years ago, when it got to ARRL HQ before the virus scan update.
>
> 73,
> Ed Hare, W1RFI
> ARRL Lab
> 225 Main St
> Newington, CT 06111
> Tel: 860-594-0318
> Internet: w1rfi@arrl.org
> Web: http://www.arrl.org/tis
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tracy Markham [mailto:tracy@bytemark.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 2:07 PM
> > To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion
> > Subject: OT: it ain't my virus
> >
> >
> > I have received a few notes that people are receiving virus from
> > 'sales@bytemark.com.'
> >
> > It's not possible ...
> >
> > That email address is an 'alias' - it is forwarded to a real address,
> > 'tracy@bytemark.com.' There is no outgoing 'sales@bytemark.com' email
> > account on my system.
> >
> > Keep in mind that these new virus get into people's address
> > books and 'sent'
> > items and pull email addresses to both send to and to cloak
> > where the email
> > came from. It's harder to notify someone that they have a
> > virus if you don't
> > know who really sent it ...
> >
> > SO
> >
> > If anyone receives an email from 'sales@bytemark.com' simply
> > delete it - it
> > did not originate from my system. Any legitimate email from
> > my system will
> > have a real human beings name in the email address. 'sales'
> > 'info' 'support'
> > 'abuse' etc. email addresses are incoming only and are NEVER used as
> > outgoing mails from our system.
> >
> > FURTHERMORE
> >
> > Some time ago I installed the Microsoft update that does not
> > allow third
> > party programs to send email through outlook without user
> > intervention - if
> > a virus tries to send email a dialog box pops up asking if it
> > is cool ... if
> > you use outlook I would STRONGLY suggest you download and
> > install this from
> > Microsoft -
> >
> > http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/9798/Out98sec.aspx for
> > Outlook 98 and
> > http://office.microsoft.com/Downloads/2000/Out2ksec.aspx for
> > Outlook 2000
> >
> > This in combination with regularly updated Norton Antivirus
> > and ZoneAlarm
> > Firewall has kept me out of the virus mess for quite a while
> > now. It's a
> > good combination!
> >
> > Sorry for the bandwidth but I had to reach many of you ...
> >
> > Tracy Markham, N4LGH
> > CWS ByteMark
> >
> >
>


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