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Postby Deep Sea » Sat May 25, 2002 12:23 am

Hi Tony.

You are absolutely right about ISPs, they should. And Mr Klez is particularly bad, spreading faster than AIDS. All anyone interested in Klez need to do is perform a Google search.

The other thing that's been happening of late is that ZoneAlarm has been stopping a lot of unusual activity from getting in as well. Even though I returned to modem usage, I keep ZoneAlarm up.

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Postby Deep Sea » Sat May 25, 2002 5:40 am

Tony,

I get several Klez' aday as well. This has been going of for at least as long this post started. Today, I've started getting them "from" some of my Uechi friends as well.

This means that someone, not necessarily the sender, has his mailbox affected -- now, at the moment I write this riposte. I'm not sure what's going on, but this one has a reputation for being particularly bad.



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Postby Van Canna » Sun May 26, 2002 2:37 pm

Anyone else got this email message?

It came from Margoline

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Klez.E is the most common world-wide spreading worm.It's very dangerous by corrupting your files.
Because of its very smart stealth and anti-anti-virus technic,most common AV software can't detect or clean it.
We developed this free immunity tool to defeat the malicious virus.
You only need to run this tool once,and then Klez will never come into your PC.
NOTE: Because this tool acts as a fake Klez to fool the real worm,some AV monitor maybe cry when you run it.
If so,Ignore the warning,and select 'continue'.
If you have any question,please mail to me. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any thoughts on this?

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Postby Deep Sea » Sun May 26, 2002 3:30 pm

Tread carefully with statements written like that. It may be good or it may be trying to ****** you in, but I wouldn't trust it unless I knew exactly where that goodie came from, Van.

I downloaded a Klez eliminator from someplace in the web, but never used it. Norton does ok, although it's a pain in the rump to still get that $hit in the email. It must be making the rounds, because lately the "senders" are almost always Uechi people known by me.

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Postby Van Canna » Sun May 26, 2002 11:15 pm

Something from my friend Breyette sensei: <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Quote:

"Anyone else got this email message?
It came from Margoline"

OUCH -- urge all to NOT OPEN this "tool" -- it's another sneaky nasty way to
infect your computer! This is a hoax. Accept virus properties definitions,
specifics, and tools ONLY from your recognized and authorized AV source or
AV Center.

Norton can and does detect and eliminate Klez, so does MacAfee and most
others. Almost all centers offer free download tools to eradicate the worm
from your machine -- though if you didn't have AV protection to begin with
and are just installing, it may be a bit complicated to get rid of. If
you've been faithfully updating your AV, there should be no problem.

Don't open such messages as "A powful tool" (note misspelling), or "a most
excite game", or "a Win98 patch for you" etc... Open NOTHING from any
unrecognized source, or even if spoof-mailed to you from a friend's computer
(check with that friend and ask).

Seems there is something for free in this world after all. Viruses...

Regards and good health to all.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gordi


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Postby Fedele Cacia » Sat Jun 01, 2002 4:51 am

I got the same e-mail Van Sensei, deleted it right away!

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