View Full Version : Is this a virus?
01-01-2002, 10:02 AM
I just received this e-mail (see pic below). Have any of you folks ever seen this before? It looked suspiciously like a virus to me so I zapped it. Or am I being a tad too careful?
Funny thing was I'd only ever given the e-mail address I used to one place - the dbPowerAmp Forum where I asked a coupla questions about their facility.
What d'ya reckon?
01-01-2002, 11:21 AM
personally I wouldn't trust it.
01-01-2002, 11:50 AM
any email that I dont recongize the sender gets trashed. Any email to certain accounts of mine gets trashed. I accept attatchmetns from very few people.
Knock on wood but I have never had a virus do damage to any of my machines. My wifes Aol account got hacked a few years back but nothing having to do with virus's/
01-01-2002, 03:31 PM
Microsoft don't send updates out to anybody but thebig coprates with MSDN subscritions (well thats what i heard anyway). But yes i would have deleted that. Obvious attempt to hack, so just ignore it.
01-01-2002, 06:31 PM
I got it too - I run antivirus along with Eudora set to text only, it won't run executable html content. Like that, there is no harm in opening the email - it's running any attachments you gotta be careful about.
It's from Microsoft Passport http://www.passport.com/Consumer/default.asp?lc=2057 If you click on the link in the email, which you can see the URL before actually going there, it 's a bonafide site. It checks that your browser has all the latest security updates. There is even a link at MSDN to this site.
But yes, one should always be wary of emails that look suspicious, but this is some stuff you can do to check out before deleting.
01-01-2002, 07:03 PM
Well I'll be.... thanks for the info.
I'm just a bit wary atm cos I opened an attachment about 3 or 4 weeks ago from somebody I knew and got myself a virus named something like 'Worms trans B'.
Turns out this virus was one of those that sent out e-mails to everybody on your mailing list if you were using Outlook. So the person I got the virus from was completely unaware of what had happened.
01-02-2002, 03:04 AM
I got this one not too long ago, but Norton caught it:
Date: 12/11/2001, Time: 11:50:24, Abcde on Fghj
was infected with the W32.Badtrans.B@mm virus.
The file was deleted.
(Real names changed to protect the potentially guilty). I have it set to scan my e-mails as they come in. I just have it set to notify me and I always just 'delete'.
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