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OT - virus anyone know Tanya Oubre ?

Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Sat, 04 Aug 2001 20:31:02




she is sending out dozens and dozens of virus laden emails
every day
I figure she may have gotten my email address from Usenet and thought if
anyone knew her they might warn her that her machine is infected. I've got
her stuff blocked but figured I'd take a chance someone might know her for
real and be able to warn her.
Nancy
 
 
 

OT - virus anyone know Tanya Oubre ?

Post by J Wootto » Sat, 04 Aug 2001 20:43:46


Interesting name.
Try a phrase search on it
http://groups.google.com/advanced_search
(could be just coincidence)...here's an example
http://www.whitehousefellows.gov/news/spring1999_01.html (at the very bottom)

Google newsgroup search found nothing (on the name combination nor the addie).

HTH
J


Quote:

> she is sending out dozens and dozens of virus laden emails
> every day
> I figure she may have gotten my email address from Usenet and thought if
> anyone knew her they might warn her that her machine is infected. I've got
> her stuff blocked but figured I'd take a chance someone might know her for
> real and be able to warn her.
> Nancy

 
 
 

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Post by J Wootto » Sat, 04 Aug 2001 20:45:38


Actually, now I wonder if this has anything to do with the recent virus, which was
supposed to pick up e-mail addresses and send out messages and government was one
of the apparent targets.  So maybe it's not Tanya herself doing this?
J
Quote:

> Interesting name.
> Try a phrase search on it
> http://groups.google.com/advanced_search
> (could be just coincidence)...here's an example
> http://www.whitehousefellows.gov/news/spring1999_01.html (at the very bottom)

> Google newsgroup search found nothing (on the name combination nor the addie).

> HTH
> J



> > she is sending out dozens and dozens of virus laden emails
> > every day
> > I figure she may have gotten my email address from Usenet and thought if
> > anyone knew her they might warn her that her machine is infected. I've got
> > her stuff blocked but figured I'd take a chance someone might know her for
> > real and be able to warn her.
> > Nancy

 
 
 

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Post by Alayn » Sat, 04 Aug 2001 21:09:16


FYI:  Many viruses not infect your computer, but also automatically are sent
out to your contact list/address book.  Scary.  This is how they can spread
so fast and cause so much damage.

Bye for now,

Alayne
(My husband is a "computer guy")

 
 
 

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Post by J Wootto » Sat, 04 Aug 2001 22:35:14


Just mostly the ones who use Outlook Express...
that's why I don't use it..
J
Quote:

> FYI:  Many viruses not infect your computer, but also automatically are sent
> out to your contact list/address book.  Scary.  This is how they can spread
> so fast and cause so much damage.

> Bye for now,

> Alayne
> (My husband is a "computer guy")

 
 
 

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Post by Nathan D. Olmschei » Sun, 05 Aug 2001 00:58:22


As an IT Manager I deal with a lot of Virus stuff every day.

The main virus that was going around is called SirCam. It is a pesky little virus
especially for companies that have all there compuers networked together. One
computer gets it, they all get it. It was tough to clean since once I cleaned one,
I had to take it off the network or it would be infected in the matter of seconds.
So at one time over half the office was with-out a network....that was quite the
experience of angry coworkers.

The SirCam virus did pull a file out of your MyDocuments folder and sent it to
someone in your address book, or if was even able to read cache files from
programs such as Netscape. So it wasn't just a Microsoft Outlook thing like
usual...it was a little more complex. The scary thing is the messages looked like
they were coming from friends, and had attachements that sometimes made sense. A
lot of people store jpg's of there family and kids in there my documents, or or an
Itinerary in Word. Usually they were named weird such as    petdog.jpg.bat
Anytime there is a dot after a jpg, word .doc, or any of those type of files do
NOT open them. Very common added extensions are .vbs (Visual Basic Script....I can
write a program very easily so that when you clikc on a vbs it can delete
everything on your hd, .bat which is a Batch type file I beleive...., .scr which
is a Screen Saver....etc. Just be careful, even if you know the person.

But the stickler. A guy from our sister Company had signed up for a conference and
the next day he got a file that said Agenda.doc  (not extension afterwords) and
thats what started the virus on there network. Word Documents can contain hidden
Macros that can set of your computer to do things.

As for the big talk about the Code Red virus, the one that attacks Government
sites. All of you guys with personal computers such as win 95, 98, ME do not have
to worry about this one. This is a Windows NT or 2000 problem. There was a
security glitch in the IIS partof Windows NT and 2000 (IIS is the part that allows
you to set up a web server or FTP server.) This Code red virus basically put some
web files in your server that would constantly try to hit government sites. When
billions of users are hitting a site repeadidly, it can cause it to bomb or lock
up and that was there goal. Only problems it brought on your computer was that
your internet connection slowed down since it was busy hitting the governement
sites. (I have WIndows 2000 with IIS on my PC) I didn't do any of the security
things because I wanted to see how it worked. Basically it put 4 files on my
Server (html and asp (active server pages)) I opened them up to read the source
code and such and they baiscally showed a message that says F*** Chinese
Government....blah blah...it went on a little. Clean up on this was to delete
those files and reboot. Not problem...which is why I let myself get it. But like I
said, most of you guys are not running web servers so you will not be affected in
that way. The only way you could be affected is if you are trying to get to one of
those government sites, and it was super slow becuase it down, or on its way down.

If any of you guys have questions on viruses and such feel free to email me. I
frequent this board quite often. I can always be reached at

Nathan

Quote:

> Just mostly the ones who use Outlook Express...
> that's why I don't use it..
> J


> > FYI:  Many viruses not infect your computer, but also automatically are sent
> > out to your contact list/address book.  Scary.  This is how they can spread
> > so fast and cause so much damage.

> > Bye for now,

> > Alayne
> > (My husband is a "computer guy")

 
 
 

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Post by buglad » Sun, 05 Aug 2001 02:06:23


Hey thanks for the heads up and education!

buglady
take out the dog before replying

Quote:
>As an IT Manager I deal with a lot of Virus stuff every day.

<snip discussion>
 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Mon, 06 Aug 2001 05:24:42


Yes that is the virus that is being sent out - many people foolishly opened
up that attachment and then spewed it out to everyone in their email address
book who repeated the cycle.
I was surprised for example that someone called 'Kentucky stockman's
exchange'  had me on their email list - think it has anything to do with
those mill subject posts? <VBG>
Anyway most people catch it and stop sending it out as they clean their pc
of the virus. This person has not and I thought there was a chance she he it
was from Usenet and could use a heads up.
Nancy
who has virus protection on her machine and doesn't know why everyone
doesn't


Quote:
> Actually, now I wonder if this has anything to do with the recent virus,
which was
> supposed to pick up e-mail addresses and send out messages and government
was one
> of the apparent targets.  So maybe it's not Tanya herself doing this?
> J


> > Interesting name.
> > Try a phrase search on it
> > http://groups.google.com/advanced_search
> > (could be just coincidence)...here's an example
> > http://www.whitehousefellows.gov/news/spring1999_01.html (at the very
bottom)

> > Google newsgroup search found nothing (on the name combination nor the
addie).

> > HTH
> > J



> > > she is sending out dozens and dozens of virus laden emails
> > > every day
> > > I figure she may have gotten my email address from Usenet and thought
if
> > > anyone knew her they might warn her that her machine is infected. I've
got
> > > her stuff blocked but figured I'd take a chance someone might know her
for
> > > real and be able to warn her.
> > > Nancy

 
 
 

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Post by didd » Mon, 06 Aug 2001 08:21:47


Recent virus outbreaks have exploited known vulnerabilities in Visual
Basic Scripting under Windows. For example, NewLove and ILOVEYOU both
contain attachments ending in .vbs which the user must click on to
become infected. In order to limit the risk of infection, users of
Windows should turn off Windows Scripting Host. Doing so will prevent
you from executing .vbs scripts by double-clicking. For a complete
discussion of the pros and cons of removing Windows Scripting Host, see
http://netscape.zdnet.com:80/zdhelp/stories/main/0,5594,2573079,00.html
How To Remove
Choose the instructions below appropriate for your version of Microsoft
Windows.

Windows 95
Note: Not all users of Windows 95 will have Windows Scripting Host
installed. It is available on editions of Windows 95 SR-2 and later. It
might also have been installed separately or along with Internet
Explorer 5.0 or later.
Open "My Computer"
Select "View/Options"
Click on File Types tab
Find VBScript Script File
Select Remove
Click OK

Windows 98
Click on Start (the button on lower left of your Windows desktop).
Click on Settings
Chose Control Panel
Click on Add/Remove
Chose the Windows Setup tab

Windows NT
Open "My Computer"
Select "View/Options"
Click on File Types tab
Find VBScript Script File
Select Remove
Click OK

Windows 2000
Open "My Computer"
Select "Tools/Folder Options"
Click on File Types tab
Find VBScript Script File
Select Delete
Click OK


Quote:

> Yes that is the virus that is being sent out - many people foolishly opened
> up that attachment and then spewed it out to everyone in their email address
> book who repeated the cycle.
> I was surprised for example that someone called 'Kentucky stockman's
> exchange'  had me on their email list - think it has anything to do with
> those mill subject posts? <VBG>
> Anyway most people catch it and stop sending it out as they clean their pc
> of the virus. This person has not and I thought there was a chance she he it
> was from Usenet and could use a heads up.
> Nancy
> who has virus protection on her machine and doesn't know why everyone
> doesn't



> > Actually, now I wonder if this has anything to do with the recent virus,
> which was
> > supposed to pick up e-mail addresses and send out messages and government
> was one
> > of the apparent targets.  So maybe it's not Tanya herself doing this?
> > J


> > > Interesting name.
> > > Try a phrase search on it
> > > http://groups.google.com/advanced_search
> > > (could be just coincidence)...here's an example
> > > http://www.whitehousefellows.gov/news/spring1999_01.html (at the very
> bottom)

> > > Google newsgroup search found nothing (on the name combination nor the
> addie).

> > > HTH
> > > J



> > > > she is sending out dozens and dozens of virus laden emails
> > > > every day
> > > > I figure she may have gotten my email address from Usenet and thought
> if
> > > > anyone knew her they might warn her that her machine is infected. I've
> got
> > > > her stuff blocked but figured I'd take a chance someone might know her
> for
> > > > real and be able to warn her.
> > > > Nancy

 
 
 

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Post by Andrea J Che » Mon, 06 Aug 2001 10:07:16




Quote:
>I was surprised for example that someone called 'Kentucky stockman's
>exchange'  had me on their email list - think it has anything to do with
>those mill subject posts? <VBG>

You don't have to be in someone's address book to get sent the Sircam
worm. It also picks up addresses from the infected machine's browser
cache, so if they looked at any webpage (including a web-based newsgroup
archive) with your address on it that would be enough.

- ANDREA

--
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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Tue, 07 Aug 2001 06:30:32


thanks for the update on that - I just try to avoid the viruses and worms
not go in depth to them
Nancy


Quote:


> >I was surprised for example that someone called 'Kentucky stockman's
> >exchange'  had me on their email list - think it has anything to do with
> >those mill subject posts? <VBG>

> You don't have to be in someone's address book to get sent the Sircam
> worm. It also picks up addresses from the infected machine's browser
> cache, so if they looked at any webpage (including a web-based newsgroup
> archive) with your address on it that would be enough.

> - ANDREA

> --
>   Get PAID for the emails you already send and receive!

> ^`'~*-,._.,-*~'`^`'~*-,._.,-*~'`^`'~*-,._.,-*~'`^`'~*-,._.,-*~'`^
>                   ANDROMEDA - Internet Goddess

> ***axe's History Links:   http://www.moonsgarden.com/
> The Loony Bin Archive:               http://www.moonsgarden.com/