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ExSimGuy
28th May 2001, 19:34
I have received a couple of emails recently warning me about "virus files" and advising me to search for them on my hard disk and delete these files. The latest came to our company email and advised us to search for SULFNBK.EXE and delete it.

As always (smug http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/tongue.gif ) I checked McAfee, as the file had certain attributes (yes, it was on my hard drive) that suggested it was a valid file, I went to:-
http://vil.mcafee.com/sendMail.asp?VIRUS_ID=hoax99084&NEW=YES&
and found this was another hoax.

I have mailed the guy who sent the warning and told him that I appreciate him thinking of us but that he was actually doing the job of a virus (an "Irish" one - with apologies to Celtic Emerald :) ) by advising us to delete part of the Windows installation!

Before you delete files - check with McAfee or elsewhere as this type of "do-it-yourself virus" is becoming popular!

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What goes around . . .
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Posted here in error. Now posted in "Computer and Internet". PLEASE do not delete "lock" if you will, as I have referred a number of people to this URL

[This message has been edited by ExSimGuy (edited 28 May 2001).]