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  • Nikki Solgot
    Hey just to give everyone a heads up, this email is a hoax, i ve received several times, even deleted the file, but its a file that windows needs to restore
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2002
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      Hey just to give everyone a heads up, this email is a hoax, i've received
      several times, even deleted the file, but its a file that windows needs to
      restore long file names..... below is what symantec says about it....

      http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pf/sulfnbk.exe.warni
      ng.html
      SULFNBK.EXE Warning
      Reported on: April 17, 2001 Last Updated on: December 26, 2001 at 10:45:22
      AM PSTSymantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages
      regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause
      unwarranted concern.

      Type: Hoax <http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html#hoax>

      Description:

      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.


      CAUTIONS:
      This particular email message is a hoax. The file that is mentioned in the
      hoax, however, Sulfnbk.exe, is a Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me utility that is
      used to restore long file names, and like any .exe file, it can be infected
      by a virus that targets .exe files.

      NOTE: The Sulfnbk.exe file is not required to run Windows. It may be
      necessary if you need to restore long file names if the file names become
      corrupted. For additional information, read the Microsoft Knowledge Base
      article Description of Sulfnbk.exe and How to Replace the Program File
      (Q301316)

      The virus/worm W32.Magistr.24876@mm can arrive as an attachment named
      Sulfnbk.exe. The Sulfnbk.exe file used by Windows is located by default in
      the C:\Windows\Command folder.

      NOTE: The C:\Windows\Command folder is the usual default location for this
      file. It is possible that if you have a custom installation, or a special
      configuration that was installed by the computer manufacturer, the file
      could be in a different location.

      If the file is located in any other folder (except as noted), or arrives as
      an attachment to a email message, then it is possible that the file is
      infected. In this case, if a scan with the latest virus definitions and with
      NAV set to scan all files does not detect the file as being infected,
      quarantine and submit the file to SARC for analysis by following the
      instructions in the document How to submit a file to SARC using Scan and
      Deliver.


      If you have deleted the Sulfnbk.exe file from the C:\Windows\Command folder
      and want to know how to restore the file, see the How to restore the
      Sulfnbk.exe file section at the end of this document.



      Pablo Gomez <gemini@...> wrote:

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "DBI Music"
      To: "Rewind" ; "Remix" ; "Record
      Time" ; "Record Rack" ; "Record
      Collector" ; "Quonset Hut" ; "Planet X USA"

      Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 7:02 PM
      Subject: Fw: VIRUS WARNING NOT A JOKE !!!


      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Alex Steiner"
      > To:
      > Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 10:15 PM
      > Subject: VIRUS WARNING NOT A JOKE !!!
      >
      >
      > > PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL!!! THIS IS A SERIOUS VIRUS WARNING!!!
      > >
      > > FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO SEE IF YOU HAVE IT !!!! IT IS APPARENTLY
      > > UNDETECTABLE BY ;NORTON AND MCAFEE. IT REMAINS DORMANT FOR ABOUT 14
      DAYS
      > > THEN ACTIVATES AND WIPES OUT THE HARD DRIVE DATA. THE DIRECTIONS FOR
      > > REMOVING IT ARE EASY.
      > >
      > > 1 Go to 'Start' then to 'find' or 'search' depending on your computer
      > > 2 In the 'search for files or folders' type in sulfnbk.exe --- This
      is
      > > the virus
      > > 3 In the 'look in' make sure you are searching Drive C
      > > 4 Hit 'search' or 'find' button
      > > 5 If this file shows up (it's an ugly blackish icon that will have the
      > > namesulfnbk.exe)
      > >
      > > DO NOT OPEN IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      > >
      > > 6 RIGHT click on the file-- go down to delete and left click
      > > 7 It will ask you if you want to send it to the recycle bin, say YES
      > > 8 Go to your desktop (where all your icons are) and double click on
      > > therecycle bin
      > > 9 RIGHT click on 'sulfnbk.exe' and delete again ( or empty the bin )
      > >
      > >
      > > If you find this virus on your computer SEND THIS EMAIL TO ALL NAMES
      > > LISTEDIN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >


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