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Re: [Rollei] BadTrans B Virus
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] BadTrans B Virus
- From: "Richard H Fox" <greenpoet >
- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 10:23:44 -0500
- References: <126.96.36.199.20011129064548.008ec740 >
I am a geek by trade and manage several lists... wrote this up for my
lists... some of it has been covered here, but thought it might be helpful
HERE ARE GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL WINDOWS USERS:
In addition to performing a virus scan and using anti-virus software, you
need to go to Microsoft ( http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/?IE - click on
the general PRODUCT UPDATES in the middle of the page) and install the
latest security patches - critical updates package --- plus strongly
recommend upgrading to at least IE5 - SP2 (service pack 2)... IE5 is a
bundle with Internet Explorer 5, Outlook Express 5, and other web tools -
there is a security hole that allows worms and HAWKS to function... the
Microsoft updates and SP2 close the hole - they will prevent worms from
affecting you... for now... this patch is around a year old...
practice safe cyber...
Checking Microsoft for patches monthly is a good idea... Windows has
security bugs and there are people out there writing viruses directed at
your data... any questions, ask...
I get confused on RUG with some of the tech talk, then get a note from my
Linux list in a whole 'nuther language... thanks for the commentary and
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- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Knoppow" <dickburk >
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 9:45 AM
Subject: [Rollei] BadTrans B Virus
Beside the PE Nimbda worm another worm is currently being propagated.
This is the BadTrans B worm. Its fully described at:
Which site also has information about how to remove it.
This worm is specific to Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.
It adds a _ to the beginning of the e-mail addresses it sends itself
from. To respond to an e-mail remove the _ .
Los Angeles, CA, USA