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  • Joe Gronlund
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    DoS starting on February 1, 2004

    Just want to add alot of the viruses are [email protected], 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/[email protected]
    Last edited by Joe Gronlund; Mon 26 Jan '04, 5:55pm.

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    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..

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

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  • Persons not that familiar with how viruses are snuck into emails

    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
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