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DarthMaulUK
11-29-2001, 05:04 AM
Hey all

I just thought I would remind everyone to always check their downloads before sending them into the hard drive.

With EVERY scenario I am sent for my website, I always check them for any kind of virus. So far, 3 people have sent files with a Virus attached, one called a 'BadHumour' virus for which there is not a cure.

If you don't have a virus protection on your system, create a HOTMAIL account. It's free and it always scans any attachements for a virus.

DMUK
http://www.galacticbattlegrounds.co.uk http://www.hotmail.com

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Kudar
11-29-2001, 05:09 AM
badhumour? never heard of it, it's not listed with Sophos!
Not a cure? Don't believe that, what does it do, what files does it infect, and are these virii contained within the scenario files themselves or are they seperate entitys?

DarthMaulUK
11-29-2001, 05:43 AM
More information on the virus.


I got the name wrong...its 'BadTrans.B' and has a txt file attached with it.

It has already infected 25,000 computers in its first 24 hours and 1.5 million of BT's naff Openworld have also been infected (source: Metro newspaper Wed 28 Nov)

quote:
'It is activiated by previewing it in Microsoft Outlook and uses he potentially devastating trick of replying to UNREAD messages.'

I have had it sent twice and it AUTOMATICALLY wants you to open the file. DO NOT OPEN THIS FILE. It sets a path straight into your IE5/6 temp folder file. JUST DELETE IT STRAIGHT AWAY.

One was sent attached to a Scenario file, so just becareful.

DMUK
http://www.galacticbattlegrounds.co.uk

Wraith 5
11-29-2001, 01:12 PM
Well i just wanted to let everyone know that if they get a virus from one of my files...

LET ME KNOW

I didn't put it there and would like to get it off my system, and off the net so that no one else gets it