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23rd August, 2003 at 15:26:24 -

I found some info on AOL's Safty section & found some info on a new virus called the "SoBig" virus. Here is what I copyed streght from the section.

What Is the Sobig worm?

The "Sobig" worm, also known as W32.Sobig.f@mm, is a malicious program circulating on the Internet. If your computer becomes infected with the worm, an unauthorized person can remotely download and run programs on your computer, stealing confidential information from you, or use your computer to send spam.

What's happening now?

Security experts have just determined that the Sobig.f worm is designed to wake up at 3 p.m. ET on Fridays and maybe also on Sundays and download an unknown program to an infected computer. The program could be something malicious or it could be something benign.

Can this happen to me?

Yes, if you use Windows and are infected with the worm. The worm can infect Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP. Macintosh operating systems are unaffected by this worm. 

How Can I Protect Myself?

1. Be careful and don't get infected with the worm. Don't download any e-mail attachments, even from people you know, with any of the following subject lines:

    -    Re: Details
    -    Re: Approved
    -    Re: Re: My details!
    -    Re: Thank you!
    -    Re: That movie
    -    Re: Wicked screensaver
    -    Re: Your application
    -    Thank you
    -    Your details

The e-mail attachment might have one of the following names:

    -    your_document.pif
    -    document_all.pif
    -    thank_you.pif
    -    your_details.pif
    -    document_9446.pif
    -    application.pif
    -    wicked_scr.scr
    -    movie0045.pif

2. Update your anti-virus software with the latest virus definition file from your vendor and run a scan of all the files on your hard drive.

If you don't have anti-virus software, you can subscribe to McAfee VirusScan Online -- Brought to you by AOL and get the latest updates every time you log on to AOL. You can also purchase anti-virus software from other vendors.

3.    If you have a broadband connection or are connecting to AOL using a non-AOL dial-up, install a firewall and don't turn it off.

AOL for Broadband members who don't already have a firewall can download a free version of McAfee's firewall, compliments of AOL for Broadband, at McAfee Personal Firewall Express.

What If I am Already Infected?

You can remove this virus manually -- however, we don't recommend that you do so. The best way to remove the worm is to update your anti-virus software and run a complete scan of the hard drive. If your anti-virus software finds a virus, follow the vendor's instructions for removing the virus.

What Else Can I Do to Protect Myself?

Download and install any security patches for your operating system and any other programs you have installed on your computer.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 16:34:59 -

Things like this get written every day, thats why it's important to update your anti-virus software.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 16:35:15 -

is everyone going to post here every time a new virus is released? for gods sake, there are absoloutly loads of viruses out there. turn on your firewall, get some antivirus software and dont open dodgy email attatchments. its common sense. quit scaremongering.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 16:38:25 -

People are idiots. Why else would I get 1200 of these emails in less than a week?

*decodes poodle talk* Yeah, um, they are. Get me their email addresses and I'll 'tell' them about the SirCam virus.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 19:00:29 -

Does anyone know any good Freeware Anti-Virus Programs, thats updated frequently? because i got Norton and its kinda Expired .

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 20:50:59 -

AVG - www.grisoft.com
And there might be another one but I forgot.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 23:10:53 -

Pete, this virus is very very large. It was on tech TV, after they talked about the Blaster virus. The blaster virus was made to get on everybodys computer, then on augest 16 I think it was, all the computers that have the virus request tons of information from microsoft, causing them to shutdown. Microsoft learned of this, and moved there DNS, quickly sidestepping the threat. Then some more hackers released the so called Cure for the blaster virus, wich is the SoBig virus. Now everybody has that, instead of blaster. lol.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 23:22:10 -

thanks Chris!, i downloaded. and i ran a test and it already found a Virus a "Trojan Horse Dialer" or something?.


 
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24th August, 2003 at 06:20:39 -

Both viruses were in national newspapers.

 
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24th August, 2003 at 09:00:15 -

Well I didn't think it was THAT big, I did know though it was slowing down AOL's live help & they said at the top because it was a virus causing more trouble then others. Scanning...

 
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24th August, 2003 at 13:17:40 -

i am my own anti-virus program, and i don't need updates

 
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24th August, 2003 at 14:53:09 -

lol Aali. Though it sux you have to update your virus protector, only foolish people think they can fight viruses on there own. I am very carfull, and have gotten very few viruses, and they were not my fault. I have had some other freeware game companys try to take me down, believe it or not. But that was a long time ago.

 
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24th August, 2003 at 15:40:34 -

Well said Mr Paul

 
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24th August, 2003 at 16:13:55 -

I find it strange how these viruses spread... how many people actually open things marked "thnak-you113" from "tskjhskdjvnvdflkh" and try to run the attached file? There must be so many people out there with the collective IQ of a mule hoof...

 
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24th August, 2003 at 16:23:23 -

I never open any attachments any way. I delete nearly all of my mail before i bother readong it (especially when its a fwd: or above 50k)

 
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24th August, 2003 at 16:25:46 -

Yeah, the only way that such viruses spread is because the Internet is filled with idiots. Didn't anyone ever learnt that you never should open any unsollicited email which contain attachments?

Some people completely ignore how computers or the Internet work at all. If you're somehow clever (and don't wander too much around warez and crack sites) and have some decent antivirus software, you probably won't get any virus of any kind.

 
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24th August, 2003 at 17:15:17 -

i agree with max and paul, its common sense not to open attatchments from strangers. even from your friends, if you get an .scr file without asking for it, you dont bloody open it.


 
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24th August, 2003 at 17:41:12 -

Unless you happen to be a screensaver-loving hobo who dances upon the stones of anarchy and despair, that is.

 
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25th August, 2003 at 08:54:13 -

No dude, the attachments are .scr files. Meaning they're screensavers. Don't take things so personally.

 
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25th August, 2003 at 09:06:26 -

yeah, these virus posts are cheesin me off too man!

 
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25th August, 2003 at 13:21:42 -

"I know your not talking bout me ma makin scrin savers"

so, what, chris makes a joke about people who play games and you take offense to that as well?

 
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25th August, 2003 at 13:26:10 -

Many people who play computer games have well-developed hands, and this allows them to play with themselves for hours.

(I might have made a typo there, can someone check that for me?)

 
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25th August, 2003 at 14:52:30 -

I am looking for ways on bouncing back e-mails with new names & junk, so that if I get sent a virus, its attament name will be changed along with the subject, & the e-mail will be sent back to the person who sent it to me. They open it, they get there own virus. See many virus makers are so dumb that they make viruses they can't even control! Meaning if they get it bounced back to them, they have no control over it & its over for them. They know just about as much about deleting it as we do. Because they really don't give a crap how easy it is to delete, they just want the virus to be as bad as it can be! In other words, not knowing how to delete it themselfs.

 
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25th August, 2003 at 15:56:52 -

That sounds evil... AND I LIKE IT!!!

 
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25th August, 2003 at 16:08:06 -

Yeah, viruses always pop up. I always virus scan downloads I get online (not from emails...if it's someone I don't know I delete it).

 
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