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    Dont open any rared or zipped items that look like this.

    Some are trojans, some are worm viruses that your antivirus program most like wont detect, until it is too late..
    They're circulating like crazy right now.

    http://www.asendtechnologies.com/misc/virus.jpg
    MCSE, MVP, CCIE
    Microsoft Beta Team


  • #2
    You can get a virus from unrarring / unzipping a file? I thought you had to run an executable.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jakeman
      You can get a virus from unrarring / unzipping a file? I thought you had to run an executable.
      yaa you do, but if someone was to unrar it, i would assume they would also run it..
      Better to just delete, even more so due to what i am about to add below..
      MCSE, MVP, CCIE
      Microsoft Beta Team

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      • #4
        DoS starting on February 1, 2004

        Just want to add alot of the viruses are W32.Novarg.A@mm, which is a mass-mailing worm.

        The worm is always an attachment with a file extension of .bat, .cmd, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip.
        Not included on the symantec site is the fact alot are being rared or zipped up first
        The worm also contains functionality to perform as a proxy server. It listens on all TCP ports in the range 3127-3198.

        - Virus Payload -
        The worm will perform a DoS starting on February 1, 2004. On February 12, 2004 the worm has a trigger date to stop spreading.


        http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...varg.a@mm.html
        Last edited by Joe Gronlund; Mon 26th Jan '04, 5:55pm.
        MCSE, MVP, CCIE
        Microsoft Beta Team

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        • #5
          Ah, this is why i keep getting bounced messages that my email sent a virus.

          I must be in someones address book
          Running vB since 4-14-2002

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Asendin
            Dont open any rared or zipped items that look like this.

            Some are trojans, some are worm viruses that your antivirus program most like wont detect, until it is too late..
            They're circulating like crazy right now.

            http://www.asendtechnologies.com/misc/virus.jpg

            Stop trying to get attention for your site by posting here... Keep it to your site not here.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr. HillBilly
              Stop trying to get attention for your site by posting here... Keep it to your site not here.
              Did you want me to attach it to the post?
              To bad i couldnt,, it was too big..

              Sorry for trying to help stop a Major DoS breakout

              I don't want, or do i need any attention to my site hillbilly.. Microsoft pushes enough traffic my way..
              MCSE, MVP, CCIE
              Microsoft Beta Team

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr. HillBilly
                Stop trying to get attention for your site by posting here... Keep it to your site not here.
                Unlike you, most people around here appeciate that Asendin takes his time to post articles on this forum to warn us / inform us about happening things.

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                • #9
                  I agree with merk! I appreciate it greatly what Asendin does! Thanks Man!
                  ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
                  Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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                  • #10
                    I've receieved two emails in the last day and a half with a .zip file attached. Question - If I open the email, but dont download the .zip file, I'm still okay, correct?

                    Just want to make sure.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Loyalty4Life
                      I've receieved two emails in the last day and a half with a .zip file attached. Question - If I open the email, but dont download the .zip file, I'm still okay, correct?

                      Just want to make sure.
                      For the most part, yes. There was a problem with active scripting a while ago which ran a virus as soon as you opened the email. I got hit with that myself once and it deleted my entire inbox

                      If you've downloaded updates it should be ok now.
                      Motorsport Forums

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                      • #12
                        Always set your email client so it doesn't parse html code in emails.

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                        • #13
                          I already got 10 of it just today, just after reading this thread too, woooooo~

                          not that I ever open any email attachment,
                          "mewwwwwwwwwww~!" - darkroomfiction.com

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                          • #14
                            currently at 78...and still counting.

                            It's only the spam email inbox that's getting hit so no worries
                            ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
                            Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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                            • #15
                              I just got 51 bounced messages today and loads of them said I've been sending out viruses. Anyone else get this? :\
                              Raz - KMC Forums

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