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Re: [IPk] Fw VIRUS WARNING



This is a hoax. 

Barry, you will need to reinstall this file if you
haven't already done so. 

Jenny

--- Barry Squire <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Dear Friend(s),
> 
> After receiving the following warning I checked and
> found that I did have the
> Virus but managed to delete it successfully. As your
> address is on my mailing
> list I suggest that you check your computer
> following the instructions given
> below.
> Regards,
> Barry.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Christopher James
> To: Barry Squire
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 3:35 PM
> Subject: Fw: VIRUS
> 
> 
> Barry,
> 
> I received the enclosed warning today and found the
> virus on my hard drive.
> Since it is passed from address book to address
> book, please check your own
> hard drive.  I have successfully dealt with it by
> following the instructions
> below.
> 
> Regards,
> Christopher.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Christopher James
> To: Jane & David Sherwill
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 3:27 PM
> Subject: Re: VIRUS
> 
> 
> Dear David,
> 
> Thank you for the warning.  I found the little
> rascal skulking on my hard
> drive and have managed to successfully delete it
> following your instructions -
> I'll hot foot it around folk in my own address book.
> 
> Thanks again - and a belated happy New Year - we'll
> speak about the RPS thing
> sometime.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Christopher.
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Jane & David Sherwill
>   To: Neil Armstrong ; Mike Upton ; Eeles ; David
> Ballinger ; Cynthia Laidley
> ; Christopher James ; CASE, Jo, FM ; C.Laidley ;
> Andrew Sherwill
>   Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 8:05 PM
>   Subject: VIRUS
> 
> 
>   I just received an email that said I might have a
> virus that is spread
>    from address book to address book. It is
> apparently undetectable by
>    Norton and McAfee. It remains dormant for abut 14
> days then activates
>    and wipes out the hard drive data. When I checked
> my hard drive, I did
>    find the virus and successfully deleted it.
> 
>    Since I have you in my address book, I want to
> share this message in
>    case you, too, picked it up. The directions for
> removing it are quite easy
> to follow.
> 
> 
>    1. Go to 'start' - then to 'find or search'
> (depending on your computer)
> 
>    2. In the 'search for files or folders' type 
> sulfnbk.exe -- this is
>    the virus.
> 
> 
>    3. In the 'look in' make sure you're searching
> Drive C.
> 
> 
>    4. Hit 'search' button (or find)
> 
>    5. If this file shows up (it's an ugly blackish
> icon that will have the
>    name 'sulfnbk.exe') DO NOT OPEN IT
> 
>    6. RIGHT click on the file - go down to delete
> and left click.
> 
>    7. It will ask you if you want to send it to the
> recycle bin, say yes.
> 
>    8. Go to your desktop (where all your icons are)
> and double click on the
>    recycle bin.
> 
>    9. Right click on sulfnbk.exe and delete again -
> or empty the bin.
> 
>    If you find it, send this email to all in your
> address book, because
>    that's how it's transferred.
> 
>    Sorry for the bad news. Hopefully, you won't find
> it, or at least will
>    find it in time to avoid the problems with your
> hard drive.
>
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=====
Jenny Davey
Mathematics Department
Esher College
KT7 0JB
020 8398 0291

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