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SlowbieOne
12-19-2001, 09:56 PM
I received this message in my e-mail from a guy I sort-of know, but not well enough to know if he is lying:

This is very serious!! I got this virus and chances are you have it too since you are all in my address book. It lies dormant for 14 days and then kills your hard drive. Here is how to stop it. If you got it, send this to everyone in your address book. Remove it by following these steps:

1. Go to "start" - then to "find or search" (depending on your computer)
2. In the search for files folder or files" type sulfnbk.exe ( this is the virus)
3. In the "look in " make sure you are searching Drice C
4. Hit search button or find
5. If this files shows up, (its an ulgy blackish icon that will have the name "sulfnbk.exe) DO NOT OPEN IT!!!
6. Right click on the file and go down to delete and left click.
7. It will ask you if you want it to go to the recycle bin, say yes
8. Go to your desktop (where your icons are) and double click on the recycle bin.
9 Right click on "sulfnbk.exe and delete again or empty the bin.

I have indeed found this file on my comp.

I need a computer buff to tell me if this file is needed. Should I delete it as it says? Is this a stunt to get me to mess up my computer?

ANY help is appreciated.

SlashAndBurn
12-19-2001, 10:15 PM
I just did a search on my computer for that file and did not find it.
Do you have a virus scaner? Like McAfee? and have you opened any attachments from emails lately?

digl
12-19-2001, 10:16 PM
It doesnt sound like a needed file to me, but Im not sure
where is it located?
if you have XP you can create a restore point, delete it and see what happens
If not, do you have an antivirus that can quarantine files?If you do quarantine the file and see if the system works
You could search for the file in other computers with a configuration similar to yours
And look for the file on the web, you may find some info on it

KordKelly
12-19-2001, 10:24 PM
From Symantec.com...

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.

read the rest HERE. (http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html)

dasall
:D

SlowbieOne
12-19-2001, 11:36 PM
Kord Kelly, you truly are a hero.:) You saved me a lot of heartache.:D

KordKelly
12-20-2001, 12:01 AM
Glad to help...
:D

Darth Simpson
12-20-2001, 06:03 AM
Hehe, I got the same type of e-mail from bsbuckeye, and none of us knew about the Sysmatec statement.

It all worked out in the end though... =)

StephenG
12-20-2001, 09:33 PM
****! i found it on my computer. i just did a search for fun. and i found it. it 45,056 bytes in size. What do i do now?

digl
12-20-2001, 10:00 PM
Ummmm
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.

access_flux
12-21-2001, 09:00 AM
hmmm... i found it

in my windows/ command file. is it a virus? or not?

KordKelly
12-21-2001, 10:37 AM
Ummmmmm...

Symantec.com:
The virus/worm W32.Magistr.24876@mm 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.

Read the entire article by clicking the link above
(the one that reads "Read the rest HERE.")


:max:

Agen
12-21-2001, 11:30 AM
That's a pretty pathetic attempt... i mean first of all it says..... it's a virus thne at the end it says send it to everyone else.