Re: THIS IS A HOAX Fw: [TheTeslaTurbineList] You have been sent a virus
- Whoever sent this message is perpetrating a HOAX - the following it
taken from the Symantec web site -
The following hoax email was first reported in Brazil, and the
original email was in Portuguese. Other language versions are in
circulation. Currently, the English language versions are most common.
* This particular email message is a hoax. The file that is
mentioned in the hoax, however, Sulfnbk.exe, is a Microsoft Windows
utility that is used to restore long file names.
--- In TeslaTurbine@y..., "wyzed" <wyzed@f...> wrote:
> Hi I have inadvertently passed on a virus to you all follow the
instructions below and delete it.
> This was passed on to me by a person with whom I'd had
correspondence. Please pay attention, as I *did* find the file in
question on my hard drive, and deleted it as directed.
> Following are instructions for removing a virus that was
> passed on to you from my address book, which someone else's address
> passed on to me. You would think people would have more to do than
> around a computer trying to make life difficult for everyone else.
> PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW AS THE
> SPREAD THROUGH AN ADDRESS BOOK AND, THEREFORE, WILL NOW BE IN YOURS!
> THE VIRUS LIES DORMANT FOR 14 DAYS, THEN KILLS YOUR HARD DRIVE.
> FORWAARD THESSE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO REMOVE IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR
> 1. Go to start - then to "Find" or "Search"
> 2. In the Search for file or folders type in sulfnbk.exe
> 3. In the look in, make sure you are searching Drive C
> 4. Hit Search button (or find)
> 5. If this file shows up (it's an ugly blackish icon that will have
> sulfnbk.exe) DO NOT OPEN IT
> 6. RIGHT CLICK on the file - go down to delete and left click.
> 7. Click on yes and send it to the recycle bin.
> 8. Go to your desktop (where all your icons are) and double click
> recycle bin.
> 9. RIGHT CLICK on sulfnbk.exe and delete again - or empty bin.
> IF YOU FIND IT, YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE IN
> ADDRESS BOOK.
> To do this, click on your "To" button in compose or write and then
> to all.
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