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Old 11-29-2001, 05:04 AM   #1
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Warning with Scenarios.

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.


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Old 11-29-2001, 05:09 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 11-29-2001, 05:43 AM   #3
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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)

'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.

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Old 11-29-2001, 01:12 PM   #4
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Well i just wanted to let everyone know that if they get a virus from one of my files...


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

I don't have to blow up everything
I jusk like to.
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