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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: OT - In Celebration of July 4th

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  • David
    John: That s the one. Yes, that is the first time that I found out about opening an .exe type of email, that I wasn t sure where it came from. Since then, I
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 1, 2004
      John: That's the one. Yes, that is the first time that I found out about
      opening an .exe type of email, that I wasn't sure where it came from. Since
      then, I haven't got any viruses that I know of.
      I had quite a bit of messages that were put into quarantine before I got
      them.
      Dave

      At 01:02 AM 7/1/2004 +0000, you wrote:
      >At 08:09 PM 6/30/2004 +00-02, you wrote:
      > >Oh Boy! A couple of years ago, the fireworks that were sent over the
      >web,had a virus. I'll never forget that one. They were down right
      >pretty, but they were a virus. That was one of the first viruses that
      >the average people received.
      >I won't open another fireworks web page till I die.
      >Dave<
      >
      >Dave,
      >
      >If you got a virus a couple of years ago from a fireworks site, I
      >believe it is because you downloaded something.
      >
      >Perhaps it was this one:
      > From Symantec
      >
      >"The Happy99.Worm can be received as an email attachment or from
      >newsgroup postings. The attachment is usually named Happy99.exe.
      >
      >When executed, the worm opens a window titled "Happy New Year
      >1999 !!" and shows a fireworks display to disguise its installation.
      >The worm sends itself to other users when the infected computer is
      >online.
      >
      >In addition, the worm does the following:
      >· Copies itself as Ska.exe
      >· Extracts Ska.dll to C:\Windows\System
      >· Modifies the Wsock32.dll file in C:\Windows\System by copying
      >the existing Wsock32.dll to Wsock32.ska ..........."
      >
      >If your anti-virus program is up to date it should protect you.
      >Recently, I was following a link from a page that was at a legitimate
      >site and suddenly a message from my Norton A-V program popped up
      >stating that it had just quarantined a virus. That was the first
      >time I ever had contact with a virus just by going to a website.
      >Evidently it was written into the HTML code on the page. It pays to
      >keep your A-V software updated if you're going to browse the Net.
      >
      >Janko
      >
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      >
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
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