Urgent! Zip Files From AngieM2

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by daileyjoy, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. daileyjoy

    daileyjoy Well-Known Member

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    Delete it! It is a virus. Angie asked me to post for her.

    Jennifer
     
  2. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate Supporter

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    Files come in as a .zip e-mail. Says "pricing" in the message.

    anyone can get it, and it starts sending e-mails.

    Got this at work today, and they've cleaned my machine.

    Trend now knows about it, and has a fix.

    Angie
     

  3. If you don't already have a virus scanner, do yourself a favor and get AVG Antivirus. It is free and very effective:

    http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

    It comes with a free utility that updates virus patterns every day automatically.
     
  4. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate Supporter

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    Dear unregistered...

    This was on a company computer that has what is usually a very good firewall, and virus scan.

    It's totally a new virus. The virus scan companies were not yet aware of it.

    I opened a ligit looking file about 2 minutes before the company warning came out.

    Just wanted to make sure no one here opened the same kind, and hopefully they'll have some filter. But a lot of home people don't have the same assets as a company does... and if it got thru at work, it's pretty "good" virus.

    AngieM2
     
  5. Lt. Wombat

    Lt. Wombat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I got this today but since I didn't know the sender I trashed it anyway. Figured it was new as I didn't recognize the virus name.

    Until these virus writers and spammers are treated like those hostages in Iraq (the one who come home in 2 pieces) they have no reason to stop their attack on every computer user in the world.