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    Virus?

    The email of the person that sent doesn't remind me of anyone I know, but I got an email with the following:

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    SUBJECT: A new website
    MESSAGE: This is a new website
    I wish you would enjoy it.

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    I had two file attachments to it, one was an image of a boat and the other was a file named deleted.txt. When I opened deleted .txt, this is what happened:

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    File attachment: height.exe

    The file attached to this email was removed because it was infected with the [email protected] virus.

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    Anyone else get this?

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    I didn't get the same e-mail but i got one of those viruses in my e-mail. More and more I am thinking about using a program other than Outlook because of how it handles file attachmens. I have also got that bugbear worm in my e-mail also.

    -Graham

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    I get those messages at work, but they have Norton Corporate edition and it kills those virused attachments without any intervention.

    Then it leaves a little 'receipt' of sorts that shows what it did, just like how your email has. Maybe Road Runner has their mail server virus scanning? Some ISPs do that.

    -WC-

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    I got the same virus but from a different person and there was only images attached but I still got infected
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    It's a pretty common thing to get nowdays. The e-mail itself is just one of the variations of [email protected] - though not one I've gotten myself yet.

    It seems to come in waves. You won't get a Klez virus sent for weeks then you get a couple at once. Currently it's by far the most common virus I get in any of my inboxes. Good old Norton's been doing the job though

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    Guys, guys...
    First of all I don't think this post is relevant to this forum. Second, those images and txt files you are getting have double extensions.

    For example:
    pic.jpg.............................................exe

    and you see it as a pic.jpg. Be careful. Just look at whole file name, pay attention on the icon of that file, and disable "Hide extention for known file types" in tools>folder options if you are using Windows.
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    This thread was relevant to the forums. There was nowhere else for it to go.

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    Don't open attachments if you don't know where they come from. Don't rely on your anti-virus to bail you out if you do, either. There are far more worrysome home-brewed trojans to be afraid of than some virus that Norton AV will pick up.

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    I would never open an attachment if it comes from someone I don't know. Even if one arrives from someone I do know, I'd better be expecting it or it gets thrown in the bin.

    The viruses that I see are easy to spot. The most common extension with Klez is file.pif. Got a vius yesterday with a weird extension - forumdisplay[4].scr. They are so easy to spot but I guess the one that the thread starter mentioned with a .txt is quite tricky.
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    Nah, the .txt was telling me that Outlook removed the file because it conatained a viral infection.

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    Ah ok...
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    We don't even open attached files from clients...if we receive an attached file from a client (even if it states in the email that it's a screen shot, etc) we simply reply back and explain that we do not accept them.

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    Good advice from lightnin, and Ezhost.
    I use a text only email reader, which lets me see the codes, and spot virri imediately. I get at least a couple a day.
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    I got that virus about 1 hour ago. I think Norton AntiVirus took care of it, but it never told me in my reports. When I looked at the file it came through it was 0 bytes, so it must have killed it.

    I downloaded the fix for it anyways, but it didn't find anything. Last time I use my email like I did before. Ugh, a waste of an hour.

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    Yep on that double extension -

    virusfile.jpg.scr

    or

    virusfile.txt.exe


    etc


    Also beware of unsolicited links. Got spam with a link to an .exe which I most definitely didn't click.

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