Jewishgen virus warning #hungary


Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

1. Fw: Virus Warning (this is real)

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Subject: Fw: Virus Warning (this is real)
From: "BohMor Coordinator" <bohmor@prodigy.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 11:56:53 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1


I checked this out. McAfee.com has a new protection for this virus and
Symantec (Norton) has protection for what appears to be the same virus
although the name is W32.Prolin.Worm.

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.prolin.worm.html
http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/viruses/prolin/default.asp


When I notified Carol Skydell, she recommended that I post this information
here, advising all moderators to post it with the warning that anyone using
significant amounts of e-mail should have a virus protection program
installed.

Thanks everybody. Hope you don't have a problem with it.

Sharla Levine
Coordinator, BohMor SIG
bohmor@prodigy.net

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** High Priority **

A new virus called W32/ProLin@MM is a high risk Internet virus that is
received via email in the form:

Subject: A great Shockwave flash movie
Body: Check out this new flash movie that I downloaded just now ... It's
Great Bye
Attachment: creative.exe

The infected email can come >from addresses that you recognize. Attached is a
file named CREATIVE.EXE that carries the icon of a Shockwave Media Player
application. However it is not a Shockwave Media Player application and it
will alter files on your hard disk Subsequently, the virus sends a copy of
itself to everyone in your email address book.

Anyone who receives a message "A great Shockwave flash movie" or a message
with the attachment "creative.exe" should not open the message and delete
the message (and empty the trash) immediately.




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