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« Reply #30 on: 20 June 2002, 02:25:00 »

Right Microsoft wrote back with this:

I understand your concern on this matter.  We are committed to protecting our
customers' information and their experience with our products.  It is possible
that your account has been infected by a virus and was forged. Most messages
that has large account size but is blank are infected by a virus. Also, the
accounts are being forged so that it appears to come from a certain address. We
are continuing to investigate the situation and explore more ways in which we
can protect you from problems like this.

A new virus is specifically targeting messaging applications. This virus is
known as W32.Klez.H@mm which s variant of the Klez virus, and as of April 17,
2002, it is spreading in the wild. The methods of prevention and removal are
similar to previous versions of this virus.
The W32.Klez.H@mm virus arrives as an e-mail message with an executable (.exe)
or (.scr) file attachment. The virus is currently spreading, and exact details
of the message characteristics are still being determined. We are continuing to
investigate the situation and explore more ways in which we can protect you from
problems like this.

There are a number of ways you can protect your computer against choke.exe virus
and other similar types of viruses:

 - Do not double-click the choke.exe or virus link. Delete the file
immediately.
 - Make sure your computer's anti-virus software is up-to-date (go to your
anti-virus companys Web site or call them to get more information).
 - Back up the data on your hard drive(s) on a regular basis.
 - Be cautious about opening messages from unknown sources. Remember that in
MSN Messenger you can control who is on your buddy list and can send you
messages.

For more information about protecting your computer from viruses and about
viruses in general, go to the McAfee website at:
   vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus....s_k=99077&

I hope this email has provided you with the assistance you need.  Thank you
for your time and patience.  I hope to hear from you again.


Thing is....No virus scanner can find anything wrong with the drated thing. And I have never clicked any attachments or applications...so I'm none the wiser as of what to do But I guess the main thing is that if I want to contact you I will do it via my uni account on campus. If you get any emails from me then just disreguard them.

*heads back to virus page and wishes these people could write in non-puter terms.*



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« Reply #31 on: 20 June 2002, 02:40:00 »

Hm, maybe the virus is on the hotmail acoount, and not on your comp?

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« Reply #32 on: 20 June 2002, 03:19:00 »

Maybe as an attachment to one of the emails - however, if it was "on one of the hotmail accounts" it would be logically "hotmail" users all over the shop. I'm getting the same viruses being sent to me, but the @santharia.com email re-directs to my @optushome.com.au account - totally unrelated.

When I not long ago formatted my computer, I set up my out look so that each of my different logins' to outlook get a different email address and each of my own emails are in my address book - essentially if I get hit with an email virus I'm in more <bleep> than Flash Gordon. However, it's only my optus account which has the @santharia one re-directed. There isn't a "click here to unsubscribe" not that I'd be game enough to do it - I've blocked them, but it keeps coming back. I'm thinking of perhaps getting art to change the Uragel@santharia.com to something different - perhaps rintara@santharia.com for the moment... or ura@santharia.com. I dont like having a *min* of 6 viruses being sent to me in a day! It's a little much :(  

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« Reply #33 on: 20 June 2002, 05:38:00 »

I get one spam mail/week or less in my hotmail accopunt-am i just lucky or what?

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« Reply #34 on: 20 June 2002, 12:52:00 »

Oh, this is exactly the virus you mentioned, Wren. It's this type most of us get regularly now as it seems. I hope the MS-people can program a working protection soon.

But you don't have the virus on your computer, Wren, because you would have had to execute it - never execute EXE files you get by mail when you don't know in advance what it is, and never execute SCR files (supposedly a screensaver, but can be everything), and no PIF or VBS files (scripts)!!!

To be more on the save side you can also try to close the Internet Explorer security gaps by updating your windows system - simply click on START and then on WINDOWS UPDATE at the top and you'll get some more security updates for you system.


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« Reply #35 on: 23 June 2002, 15:05:00 »

I ONly occasionally get creepy spam mails Because I have an email begging with Geta along with getafreeholiday and others.

Anyway ppl stayin IN ur garden must be creepy. I hate ppl like that.

oh well.

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« Reply #36 on: 23 June 2002, 17:34:00 »

Yeah, people in your garden are creepy... luckily we have a big dog with a rather deep and frightening voice, luckily as well, none knows that she is not very bright and always confused and cannot harm a butterfly (except she is lucky enough to hit one with her broad paws), well I guess the intelligence of our dog is another thread?

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« Reply #37 on: 25 June 2002, 21:17:00 »

Myself, Wren, Art, Bard Judith, Xarl - I think that we all might have the virus - I was sent emails from all of you today (except myself).

Arts' was explaining how horrible the Klegz virus is and to run this *.exe file to fix it. But it was sent to me only. Which unless it's involving something personal, is very un-Arty.

Wren, Judith and Xarl - yours were all blank with a *.bat file attached. .bat files are the "grunt" files of your computer. So I'm assuming that since none of you are really very computery (not meant in a bad way!)... and again it was in relation to "this" Klegz thing...

Be careful guys - I dont' think that this Klegz' thing is going to go away any time soon! :(  

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« Reply #38 on: 25 June 2002, 22:16:00 »

has a mac... thinks hes imune(is useualy) so... good luck*wink*

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« Reply #39 on: 25 June 2002, 23:34:00 »

I recieved a few of those letters today.

One from Dasson ( who is a RP player at the Adventures board, I don't even have his address) And one from EZboards.

So It may be coming from the EZboard. It might be wise for Arti to inform them.

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« Reply #40 on: 25 June 2002, 23:51:00 »

ARGH!

I don't believe this!

OK... how do I say it... I may have started this!

Wren sent me an e-mail when I was working out my character profiles, and consequently her e-mail address is in my yahoo.com account.

I (as in my computer) got that Klez virus about three weeks ago. It's actually a worm as well, and sends itself to all the addresses it can find on your computer. On Outlook we actually had 457 returned e-mails - they're from people who the worm has tried to send it to, but have virus protection, so they are sent right back. I think that was the explaination anyway. We updated our Norton anti-virus and got rid of it, but I may have sent it to Wren. However, anyone who contracted the virus and has Wren's address could have sent it to her. But I have a sneaky suspicion it may have been me :( .

I didn't use my e-mail account during the time we had the virus, but this worm apparently searches for every e-mail address you have ever come in contact with, so that may be why you recieved one (if it was my fault.)

Sorry... can you ever forgive me for thinking that you had a stalker...?

I would now launch into some of my excellent grovelling - but I want to go back to bed. I'll grovel another day.

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« Reply #41 on: 26 June 2002, 00:34:00 »

 DON'T EXECUTE ANY FILES YOU RECEIVE FROM ME OR SOMEONE ELSE!!!

Got 7 mails in the last 8 hours, among them with Drogo's or Silfer's address. I personally think that they aren't sent by these guys, but that someone has hacked into ezBoard or into the site and collected e-mail addresses and now sends mails to everyone, putting the name in front of the @ at the sender part. If you have an antivirus tool, please use it!!!

P.S. I'll try to find out more about this guy who sends these mail like IP address(es) where the mails come from and if it is possible to lock him out somehow with Outlook settings etc. Stay tuned. As for now: Just delete strange mails right away!


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« Reply #42 on: 26 June 2002, 02:51:00 »

Glad I have a mac! :-), I can#t even open an exe

I got one today from anea (spelled wrong!)
talia wrote to Djangine (my normal email addy)
from sammy
got an undeliverable  back I never sent, but that means that somebody is faking the address

no content  in any of them

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« Reply #43 on: 26 June 2002, 04:16:00 »

This Anea misspelling convinces me even more that there's someone out there who is intentionally and directly targeting his attacks at Santharia, so be warned. I'll investigate more in this matter and see what I can find out.


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« Reply #44 on: 26 June 2002, 08:01:00 »

I got another blank one from 'Viresse' today, with nothing in it - and no attachments or bats or anything else.

All I keep getting is blank ones, from all kinds of people - even ones I've never heard of, with silly titles.  But this is the first time it's been Santh members...  I do have Norton Antivirus, with Auto Update...

How can I get rid of this?  (stamps feet)

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