Virus Notification

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by opaww, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    by KellyJ » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:44 am

    Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.

    This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and
    Norton Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the
    Internet.

    You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled: 'Mail Server Report'

    If you open either file, a message will appear on your
    screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful...'

    Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person
    who sent it to you will gain access to your Name, e-mail and password.

    This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
    AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are
    not capable of destroying it.

    The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.

    PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask
    them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!

    THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES.

    snopes.com: Mail Server Report
     
  2. OC357

    OC357 New Member

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    Opaww....thanks for the "heads up". This is the first I have heard of this one.

    OC
     

  3. layton

    layton New Member

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    Me too, thanks.

    Layton
     
  4. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I just found out about it on Gunvoter.org this morning and posted it here so we all have the information as well.
     
  5. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Let me get this straight-I'm still "technically challenged" with computers. You have to open up an attachment for it to "work" right? Not just the email??
     
  6. caniswalensis

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    This "Kelly" is a little late on this one. It is a real virus, but has been around since 2006. It is not new, and not showing up much anymore.

    Here is what the Norton site says about it:
    Threat AssessmentWildWild Level: Low
    Number of Infections: 0 - 49
    Number of Sites: 0 - 2
    Geographical Distribution: Low
    Threat Containment: Easy
    Removal: Easy
    Damage Level: Medium
    Distribution Level: Medium

    W32.Stration.AC@mm | Symantec

    It also does not do what the message says it does. the message has been cobbled together from two different pieces.

    That said, everyone should always be careful of what they open and what they click on. The real danger is not these big flashy hacker virus', it is the spyware and adware that you can pick up without ever knowing it. Those things degrade your machines performance and can even tell people things you would rather not be known.

    It also pays to think critically about what you see in your inbox and on the internet. I never take this sort of thing at face value. I always check it out at my virus protection software site.

    Thios piece is a funny example. They have put the prhase "THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES." in the text, and even provided a link. I guess they figure that no one will bother to read it, but when you follow the link, it tells you this is not that big of a deal.

    regards, Canis