View Full Version : Virus warning - America/Islam poll

27th Sep 2001, 12:19
Have just picked this warning up locally - may be of help to Ppruners ........

Experts are warning of a new file-deleting virus masquerading as a program that allows people to vote by e-mail on whether the United States should go to war will arrive in the UK soon. The virus appears with the subject line: "Peace between America and Islam!" and the body of the e-mail reads: "Hi. Is it a war against America or Islam!? Let's vote to live in peace!"....

28th Sep 2001, 03:40
From the McAfee Virus Information Library (http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99212&). See more at the link.

W32/[email protected]

--- Update September 25, 2001 ---
AVERT has received very few customer samples of this threat.
This mass-mailing worm is detected heuristically, with program heuristics turned on, as New Backdoor with the 4100 (or newer) DAT files. Full non-heuristic detection was include in the 4163 DATs.

W32/[email protected] is a mass-mailing worm which can delete system files. It arrives with an email message containing the following information:

Subject: Fwd:Peace BeTweeN AmeriCa And IsLaM !

iS iT A waR Against AmeriCa Or IsLaM !?
Let's Vote To Live in Peace!

Attachment: WTC.EXE

Capt PPRuNe
28th Sep 2001, 05:39
This one can stay here. Hopefully some people who still have a habit of opening attachments without protecting their PC's will notice ans we won't get too flooded with this virus.

Copy sent to Computer & Internet Issues forum.

28th Sep 2001, 09:17
And dont accept any program from people you dont know! Even ones I get from ones I do know, Ill check with them first that the program they sent was from them, especialy if the program sent isnt in character with the sender.

28th Sep 2001, 09:41
As well as the excellent advice above it is time to consider other options, as I recently advised a friend:

On Thursday 20 September 2001 02:44, you wrote:
<snip> > ----- Original Message -----

> > >
> > > You can guard against infection by upgrading to Internet Explorer 5.01
> > > Service Pack 2, or, version 5.5 Service Pack 2 at
> > > http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> > >

Or more sucessfully before making the change to linux

1. Download

Ieradicator - http://www.98lite.net/ieradicator.html
Opera - http://www.opera.com/download/ (get the one with java)
Eudora Light - http://www.eudora.com/products/eudora/download/

2. Backup outlook address book, mail and IE bookmarks

3. Install Opera and Eudora

4. Import IE bookmarks into Opera, outlook to Eudora - http://www.eudora.com/techsupport/kb/1507hq.html

5. Remove outlook via Settings - Add/remove programs

6. Run IEradicator

7. Watch the process with some feeling of joy

8. Notice how much faster your machine is. Be nervous about security
rather than terrified.