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