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Re: OT: Inundated with bogus(?) warnings I'm infected



On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 05:33:21AM -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> I'm getting inundated (like a few tens of e-mails a day) with
> messages claiming that my machine has been identified as sending
> a multitude of messages and is likely to be infected, or that
> some e-mail I don't recognize was undeliverable. Both of them
> recommend that I follow the attached instructions.
> 
> The attachment is a .zip which unpacks to a file named
> 
> text.doc                                      .scr
> 
> (many more spaces in the name than I put). For some of these,
> I've managed to ascertain that they are actually Windows
> executables. Sometimes my ISP warns me that the attachment
> contains the W32 Mydoom M mm virus, and the content was
> removed (in which case the .zip is 0 bytes). Other times
> the "virus protection" was unavailable, and I am warned
> that it wasn't run, and those are the ones I've looked
> at.
> 
> Would someone please help me in interpreting the headers
> from these messages so I can ascertain where they originate,
> and possibly get someone (who I presume is infected) either
> cleaned or shut down?
> 
> Thanks very much for your time.

Mike:

I dunno where they come from, but I get tons of 'em too. They're
clearly some kind of spam, I presume them to be a phishing scheme,
though it could just be a virus laden piece of crapware.

My spam filter (spambayes) does an excellent job of filtering out
all that junk so I never see them anywhere except in the spam (or
unsure) folder.

-- 
---- Fred Smith -- fredex fcshome stoneham ma us ------------------------ ----
                    Do you not know? Have you not heard? 
    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
----------------------------- Isaiah 40:28 (niv) -----------------------------

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