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Re: [IP] Please read: steps to rid of your virus

At 10:55 AM 12/13/01 Siles wrote:
 >Sarah and all others,
 >This is the biggest and one of the oldest virus hoaxes around. If you delete
 >SULFNBK.EXE you will have effectively disabled your computer. This is a
 >needed file and is used to keep track and use long file names in windows.
 >Check this out with www.symantec.com or any of the other sites run by the
 >virus protection companies.

To reinforce your comments here is a quote from the Symantec Antivirus 
Research Center (SARC):

>This particular email message is a hoax. The file that is mentioned in the 
>hoax, however, Sulfnbk.exe, is a Microsoft Windows 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.
>The virus/worm email @ redacted can arrive as an attachment named 
>Sulfnbk.exe. The Sulfnbk.exe file used by Windows is located in the 
>C:\Windows\Command folder. If the file is located in any other folder, 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.

See http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pf/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html 
for more information

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