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George, what if you suspect you may have this virus. How do you go about
getting rid of 


At 11:25 PM 9/19/03 -0500, you wrote:
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>There is a new virus (email @ redacted) email going around that has been 
>fooling a lot of intelligent people.  This email has all the 
>appearances of coming from Microsoft advising you to run the "update 
>patch" that is attached. DO NOT.  This email may also have several 
>logos that appear to be official Microsoft.  And there are also links 
>which DO connect to the Microsoft website, but it is the virus that 
>is attached that they want you to run. Do not be fooled.  Microsoft 
>does not email out "update patches".   Here is some of the text copy 
>that several Admins have received:
>MS Partner
>this is the latest version of security update, the "September 2003, 
>Cumulative Patch" update which resolves all known security 
>vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS 
>Outlook Express as well as three newly discovered vulnerabilities. 
>Install now to continue keeping your computer secure from these 
>vulnerabilities. This update includes the functionality of all 
>previously released patches
>If you receive this email, just delete it.  Nothing further is 
>required, except that you SHOULD get your Anti-Virus program updated 
>ASAP.   This virus was issued on Sept. 18th and has already hit 
>Category 3 according to Symantec.   That means that the virus is very 
>widespread, but at least it is not as damaging as some viruses.
>This may also appear as a notice of email delivery failure from 
>qmail.   It can also be spread through File Sharing networks such as 
>Kazaa and through IRC.
>Best Bet??   Update those Virus Definitions now that they have it 
>classified.  Update early and often (at least once a week)
>George Lovelace
>IP Mail Administration
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