Re: [NTO] need elementary virus explanation
- Hello Jim,
Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 7:42:07 AM, you wrote:
JH> I too use Eudora and one of the many reasons I do is that many of
JH> the email type virii are written expressly for Outlook and Outlook
JH> Express since 99% of Windows users use one or the other.
JH> HOWEVER, as you just found out, that is not always the case.
Another link where one can read what Bugbear.B does:
,------/ this is a part of that text \----
| To find the new addressees/recipients of the infected e-mails, the worm
| searches through files with the following extensions: .ODS, .MMF, .NCH, .
| MBX, .EML, .TBB and .DBX. A tricky feature of this worm allows it to
| append to existing e-mails and/or send itself by means of resending e-mails
| that had been sent in the past. What is especially tricky is its ability
| to pretend being sent as a reply to the e-mail found.
TBB: The Bat!
All attempts 'till now have failed:
1) Files renamed by ZoneAlarm
2) Intercepted bij NOD32
Even if that would have failed, there was still PC-Cillin...
I don't know about Eudora, but in The Bat!, even if the virus would have made
it as an attachment, it still can't be triggered automatically, whithout a
manual intervention (as possible in OE & Outlook).
using The Bat! 1.63 Beta/10