Virus warning

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 19:29
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Make sure your antivirus system is upto date , I have had 2 viruses detected today ,In the past year I have only had one so things are hotting up , also beware a virus that comes as a email not delivered and returned to you.99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:20

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:20
Had 3 at home today and so far at work tonight 18 have come in so yeah things are hot. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Follow Up By: Member - Ross - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:36

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:36
Yep ... beware the "hi" little number. Lost count of how many, anyone without virus protection is most likely in for trouble.Fidei defensor

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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:34

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:34
Yeah had that 1 4times in last 2 days + nortons has picked up 6 more & it can not kill them just quaranteen em. Regards Bob
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:37

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:37
You lucky buggers I have deleted over 250 from our systems today alone. We have a total of 218 yesterday and I think todays total will hit 300 before the end of the day. Ah the joys of running a website and publishing your email address.

Oh just checked the inbox and 40 more in the last hour. Wish I only had 3 to worry about. As before you lucky buggers.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (York) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:57

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:57
I got another one this morning ,dose that make you fell any better LOL99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:31

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:31
A little - I only got 223 overnight - Also now the email servers are running behind in trying to get the email out past all the viruses comming in - What a pain in the A. Enjoy!Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:58

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:58
Yep , deleted 16 yesterday and about 30 today , Mailbox limit exeed , Hello and Could not send in last hour Venus Bay
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 22:54

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 22:54
I feel left out, I have none.

then again I got a heads up the other day from mate who runs ISP.... :)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:27

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:27
Me too....... .not a thing.....tho my ISP has a filter and his ISP has a filter so we can only hope that they do their job.

Cheers,
Willem

Googs Lake camp
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:35

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:35
Optus has filter to but still got them.Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:58

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:58
Bob,

Maybe Optus needs a Finer Filter :-))))))

Cheers,
Willem

Googs Lake camp
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 17:03

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 17:03
ROFLMTORegards Bob
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 20:39

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 20:39
Ahhhh....at last I have got one... A 'Hello' plus attachment. Norton picked it up. I deleted it and sent it into cyberspace. Now I don't feel left out!!

Cheers,
Willem

Googs Lake camp
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:05

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:05
recieved a suspicous email this morning from a rhett.muir@fimataus.com.au saying "hello".....dont know this person or address

had an attachment. outlook said it was a binary attachment...

in the bin and ran vet to just be sure...

otherwise havnt had a virus for about a month and that came when i was downloading updates for xp after HDD replacement...Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:06

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:06
Although my ISP apparently runs a virus checker a lot get through. I use Mailwasher to check any emails and bounce them. You can view the words of an email and get rid of the ones that don't apply. This morning there were 4 good ones and 22 spam including suspicious which were bounced back. Some thought the ISP actually sold addresses to raise cash a year or so back :(

Mailwasher is only part of my defence system of course, but Zone Alarm helps detect some things reaching the mail box and quarantine them there. Zone Alarm is a real problem with the networking here at times especially trying to work wirelessly.Regards

JohnR - Not enough of the right travelling, some here..... some over there.......
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Reply By: Jon - '88 TD42 GQ - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 11:42

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 11:42
Simplest way to avoid most viruses - don't open attachements unless you know exactly what they are and where they came from. Though by the sounds of it everyone here knows the drill, but please pass it on to those that don't.

The last two bid ones, the top two spreaders ever, both rely on people opening attachements to infect PCs. It never ceases to amaze me some of the crazy things people do with computers. Just when I think I've seen it all, I get another call that drops my jaw (I'm in IT btw).
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 17:38

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 17:38
the current virus can also have a subject line of "TEST"

For those who would like to know about the gory details of this virus, take a look here:
http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3785


Just Do It!

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