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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.
>DO NOT DELETE THIS FILE.
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.
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