Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 23:42:39 -0500
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From: "R. Goldberg" <worldwide@EROLS.COM>
Subject: IMPORTANT!! Re: virus alert
According to Symantec this virus is a hoax. See this Web page for more
Do not delete sulfnbk.exe if it resides in the folder C:\Windows\Command.
Microsoft Windows uses this utility to restore long file names. If you
have already deleted the file from your Command folder, the Symantec
information tells you how to restore the MS utility file. Though it is not
necessary to properly operate Windows.
If the file is found in any other folder, or arrives as an email
attachment, then it may be infected with a virus. It is actually a worm
virus file names W32.Magistr.24876@mm .
Read the cautions and warnings on the Symantec page. It has definitive
information about the problematic file.
At 11:40 PM 12/15/2001, you wrote:
>Dear Conchlers ,
>We were alerted to the fact that someone sent us an email w/a virus
>that gets attached to all the correspondents in our ADDRESS BOOKS.
>Since we have sent you an email(s) message during the past 5 days,
>we want to give you the following instructions so that you can delete
>this virus in the event that we may have passed it to you the same
>way as it was sent to us.
>Please check carefully and do the instructions that follows as, otherwise,
>this virus may damage your computer. Thanks
>The virus, which apparently attaches itself to everyone in the address book
>can be deleted successfully. If you have it, it may transfer to whomever
>is in your address book. It lies dormant for 14 days, then kills your hard
>drive. if you DO HVE it send these instructions to everyone in your address
>book, otherwise it may be sent back to you by somebody else:
>1. go start-then to "find or search"
>2. in the search for files or folders, typein: sulfnbk.exe - this is the
>name of the virus
>3. in the look in - make sure you are searching in drive C
>4. hit search button
>5. if the file shows up (its and ugly blackish icon that will have the name
>sulfnbk.exe. DONT OPEN IT>>>>>
>6. right click on the file and go down and delete and left click
>7. it will ask you if you want to send it to the recyble bin - YES
>8. go to your desktop and double click on hte recycle bin
>9.right click on sulfnbk.exe and delete again or just empty the recycle bin
>IF YOU FIND THIS...SEND IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK, BECAUSE THAT IS
>HOW IT IS TRANSFERRED..
>Barbier Jean-Pierre . Perlae trad.corp.