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    virus?


    hey, i got a email today and the subject was 'hope it's not true' and the body had 'i have your password' and it had an attachment called nothing.zip. of course i deleted it w/o opening the attachment. i was wondering if anyone else has gotten similer mail, or if its super common, what virus is it, stuff like that.

    Patricia

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    I dunno. Seeing as how there have been about 16.3 billion Windows viruses and derivatives released in the last year, it's really hard to say. You could always get a virus scanner and scan the file to tell you what it is.
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    MyDOOM & varients present themselves as .zip attatchments.

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    switch to linux or unix or a mac and never worry about these sort of things again. it is wise though not to open any attachment u get

    microsofts butterfly is their way off telling u their systems have a **** load of buggs
    Advocating Linux Guide
    Lesbian Linux
    Great & Practical Computer Books

    like the links?
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    So many new viruses are using zip files for sending out their attachments. Get used to it.
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    Here's a new on to me. I gotta give it up to creativity! At least this looks somewhat official. Some user would probably fall for it...

    E-mail body said:
    Dear user of Bartlett-family.net,

    Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content) outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe, follow the instructions.

    Advanced details can be found in attached file.

    For security purposes the attached file is password protected. Password is "57832".

    Have a good day,
    The Bartlett-family.net team
    It also had an "Info.zip" attachment.

    Seeing as I am the administrator of this domain, it's nice to see that I am apparently complaining to myself. LOL. Idiot virii spammers...

    Chris
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