3970Re: [hobbicast] Re: VIRUS THIS IS A HOAX
- Jun 1, 2001Terry,
I deleted that file from 2 locations then when I learned it was a hoax I got
my OEM Windows CD out and copied the file back. It looked the same as the
one I had deleted with the black scribble looking figures lfngk.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 10:55 PM
Subject: [hobbicast] Re: VIRUS THIS IS A HOAX
> Hi All,
> On my other computer the w32/kriz 4050 virus is in the sulfnbk.exe
> file, thats why the file is bigger than it should be. I know that the
> e-mail is a hoax but this message is from the Mcafee site
> "Remember that virus writers can use known hoaxes to their
> advantage. For example, AOL4FREE began as a hoax virus warning. Then
> somebody distributed a destructive trojan attached to the original
> hoax virus warning! The lessons are clear:
> Always remain vigilant
> Never open a suspicious attachment" ***
> I got the Mcafee despatch too but that dosn't alter the fact that
> it's in my other computer in the sulfnbk.exe file.
> I would still like to know what the windows logo for the sulfnbk.exe
> file looks like. Is it the standard logo for a MS app or has it got
> the black letters lfngk.
> --- In hobbicast@y..., wanliker@a... wrote:
> > In a message dated 5/31/01 8:43:57 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
> > terrybrown@o... writes:
> > << Hi All
> > Bloody hell. My main computer(this one) is clean but the other one
> > that hasn't been connected to the net for several weeks has a
> > in the sulfnbk.exe file. that's probably why it keeps growing in
> > everytime I check the properties of it. I copied the file to a
> > and just now scanned it with McAfee active shield on line scan.
> > had that program on thi >>
> > Here are the facts straight from the Horses mouth, The following
> was in the
> > latest, ((((((((((((((((( McAfee.com Dispatch )))))))))))))))))))))
> > <<
> > Dear McAfee.com Dispatch Subscriber:
> > An email HOAX has been circulating recently that has
> > received a lot of press and public attention. The subject
> > line may contain "***Virus Alert***" or mention SULFNBK.exe.
> > If you receive a copy of this message, you should ignore it.
> > Do NOT pass it on as this is how an email hoax spreads. You
> > may receive a copy of this message from addresses that you
> > recognize.
> > DO NOT DELETE ANY FILES FROM YOUR COMPUTER.
> > There are several versions of this message circulating, in
> > several different languages. The email message may appear
> > in part as follows:
> > "A VIRUS could be in your computer files now, dormant but
> > will become active on June 1. Try not to USE your Computer
> > on June 1st. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE IT
> > AND TO REMOVE IT NOW."
> > "No Virus software can detect it. It will become active
> > on June 1, 2001. It might be too late by then. It wipes out
> > all files and folders on the hard drive. This virus travels
> > thru E-mail and migrates to the C:\windows\command' folder."
> > The email will also instruct you to delete SULFNBK.exe and
> > to pass the message along to everyone you know.
> > SULFNBK.exe is a standard part of the Windows operating
> > system and SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED.
> > For more information about this hoax or for instructions on
> > how to replace SULFNBK.exe if you have already deleted it,
> > <A HREF="http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?
> cid=2274"> click
> > here</A>. http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=2274
> > >>
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