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NEW VIRUS ALERT FOR ATS MEMBERS!

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posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 10:52 AM
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I know this isn't board-related, but I'm allowed and these new worms are nasty... I subscribe to quick-breaking news on viruses, trojans, and worms. There are 2 new worms out there which are beginning to propigate quickly and are causing concern, so Windows users please beware because experts believe these may be taking advantage of weaknesses recently found through the release of Windows source code. The newest one, Netsky.B, sends a randomly named zip file attachment, the other Bagle.B is a new iteration of an old worm. Both are believed to be based somewhat on discoverise in the Windows source code. There are no virus definitions yet.




posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 10:54 AM
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Thanx for the warning but i post from internet cafes.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 10:55 AM
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Yeah, thanks for the heads up !



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the warning william!!!



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 11:07 AM
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thanks for the heads up....looks over at wifes pc sighs heavily...looks at Linux machine smiling ear to ear...



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 11:18 AM
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There's also reports from "the wild" of a proof-of-concept virus that executes code within a BMP image. Because Windows processes the BMP file to display the image, means was discovered in the leaked source code to execute instructions when the BMP image loads. more later



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 11:25 AM
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Sorry. I couldn't help but laugh at SO's new avatar. It reminds me of Nans' Amazone thread in Predictions.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 01:49 PM
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is there any threat of posting something or replying or answering a u2u that would cause a problem...
help me im computer dumb and do all this while im at work on my spare time



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 02:12 PM
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Sorry again. It's just so coincidentally funny.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 02:24 PM
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New Norton DAT just released for download.

I dont know what it addresses, but it is there for all.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 02:26 PM
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I believe it is fairly simple to avoid some of these worm/viruses/trojans. If you receive a .exe, .scr, .zip, etc, from anybody, don't open it. Unless you are forwarned by the sender that they are sending it to you.

In case of the bitmap issues, if you have the ability to read your email via the web, do that.

Most of the problems that occur are due to Outlook being used and doing things without the users knowledge. Scripting comes to mind, since most Microsoft products have the ability and its turned on by default.

Just my 2 cents.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 02:45 PM
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Thanks for the heads up



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 02:52 PM
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Thanks. ANOTHER THING I'VE BEEN NOTICING... about a week ago, I'd visit ATS/BTS and my virus scanner would go off saying a virus just entered my system. I would delete the virus and all would be well...

...that is, until my NEXT visit to ATS/BTS. This has stopped and hasn't happened again since, but I was wondering if it had anything to do with the updating of the forum code or anything like that. It freaked me out, but I am virus-free. Plus, my firewall is up ALL THE TIME!

I was just wondering what was up with that. That's all. I'm not going to go crazy and be like "ATS IS TEH KRAP AND I WILL DISTROY DEM!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!"

Why? Because I'm bigger than that. PLUS, those viruses were deleted as soon as they were found. SO, no harm done!

THANKS FOR THE INFO!


[STAY COOL)
-prophetmike



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 03:06 PM
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I believe McAfee 7 Enterprise will catch those viruses as long as your scan engine is 4.3.20 and your definition files are up to 4325. The only excusable infection is if you were one of the first people in the world to receive a virus. Every responsible computer user should have current virus definition files. I know some of you will say that it's hard to do things on the computer, but this is an issue that you don't have to do anything for. Most computers come with Norton or McAfee and you just have to pay maybe 15 bucks a year to keep it updated. Not doing that is like buying a car and refusing to get an oil change the whole life of the car. That is THE way to destroy your computer.

Honestly, it's not a waste of money, every single computer that ever has contact with the outside world should have a virus scanner. It's an investment. You spent 1000 bucks on the PC, spend another 30 to keep it alive.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by prophetmike Thanks. ANOTHER THING I'VE BEEN NOTICING... about a week ago, I'd visit ATS/BTS and my virus scanner would go off saying a virus just entered my system. I would delete the virus and all would be well...
It would be helpful to know which page caused this alarm, and the exact wording of the alarm. In the past, some member avatars have been hosted on systems that cause this type of alarm. Just U2U me with the information.



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 03:46 PM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

is this the one you are talking about ^



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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Looks like Mcafee has released info about the bagle worm... the other SO mentioned is yet to be updated.



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