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Old 07-31-2001, 05:37 AM   #106
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Wow! That would indeed be embarrassing By smaller version, do you mean the earlier ones? (prior to Sircam)? And Pegasus sent them out?

Maybe time to get some antivirus software. These viruses will not ever go away I feel, they will make bigger and 'better' ones as time goes on

*touch wood* I have never had a virus on my machine.
By earlier versions I mean I had "The vascular tissues" and "science doc" filling up my inbox, I don't know how I managed to fall for one! [edit] or my family [/edit]

I've also got a few Snow White's in just recently aswell, although I think I was smart enough to avoid that one.

Pegasus is not a person, rather an email client like Microsoft Outlook. It's avaliable free online. Most viruses typically use Microsoft's vbScript (found in Outlook), so when one works in Pegasus Mail it's time to worry! (Although it's simply an .exe this time)

Finally, I don't think I'll be spening money on virus software... well at least not yet anyway. Taking precautions and backing-up once every two years will be fine for now.

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Old 07-31-2001, 06:00 AM   #107
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Yeah I know Pegasus is an email program. What I meant was did it send them out (as in earlier viruses like snow white, only people with Microsoft Outlook could regenerate it :-)

Oh so you opened them?

What do your parents have to do with it? I thought maybe they inadvertently opened them.

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Old 07-31-2001, 04:17 PM   #108
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I don't remember opening them Jan, because I can clearly see the extension is ".exe", like on the Snow White executable ".scr", I personally know not to open these... yet fingers could slip.

Although, I'm still trying to work out who opened them, strangley my father was on just before I noticed the virus... yet denies all knowledge of it. (Just like when he denies turning down the TV's volume when he's meant to be turning down the Amp's volume.)


Anyway I'm not exactly sure who opened them, I'm just glad it's gone!

BTW, have you noticed any Australian press coverage of it? I havn't seen much at all, although it seems to have been slowed down dramatically... I've only recieved one 'virus laced' email today.
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I'm using Email Remover 2.4 to remove all viruses emails before I download my mail.

This little prog is great and helps me removing 80 MB of emails everyday.
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Get their IP and send it to yahoo.
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BTW, have you noticed any Australian press coverage of it? I havn't seen much at all, although it seems to have been slowed down dramatically... I've only recieved one 'virus laced' email today.
Wonders will never cease!! On the midday radio news today there was a report outlining the seriousness of Sircam. Even search engines don't mention it too much.

I am still getting daily doses of it, but not as many as before, so hopefully it is slowing down.
But snow white is still around, I had two just this morning from two different IP addresses
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My hotmail account is always spamed by porno emails. Also, I always get this email to my hotmail account.

"university dipolma"
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