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 Post subject: W32/Sober.V.worm
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:14 am 
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Hey,
Just letting people know, I had a virus called the W32/Sober.V.worm on my computer....it apparently went rampant on my oldsconnection email address and sent out a bunch of emails with attachments containing the worm. It should of only been sent to people in my address book....but user beware. The attachments were named such things as: "our_secret.zip", "account_info.zip", "mail_info.zip"....etc. DO NOT open them...just delete the email (make sure to delete it from the deleted items folder too).

I have the Panda protecting me now...so there shouldn't be any more trouble in the future with things like these... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: W32/Sober.V.worm
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 2:06 am 
Hi Brando, hello all,

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........ I had a virus called the W32/Sober.V.worm on my computer computer ........

And you didn't know that a ZIP file was executable when you opened it?

It's human nature to be curious, and that's why this junk keeps circulating.

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......... sent out a bunch of emails with attachments ..........

What mail program and firewall were you using that let those messages go out?

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:24 am 
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Hey 88coupe....damn permissions...had it set for guest being allowed to post... :lol:

Anyways....I HAD Avast Antivirus.....piece of crap if you ask me cause I scanned and scanned and it found nothing. So I got the Panda installed....catches everything.

Not sure how I got infected....don't remember...might of been something I downloaded from P2P....

I just have smoothwall firewall, no software....don't need it. Panda does the job now (software firewall disabled...just a pain in the arse for me).

I had Panda before, but it expired....so I had to look for a free one...but I now have the latest version of Panda...very happy with it. As I get the virus infected emails sent back to me from ISPs.....I open outlook express, panda scans them as they come in and deletes the attachments because they are infected.....cool beans.

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