At 7/23/01 09:20 AM, TomFulp wrote:
There is an annoying new virus known as "W32.Sircam.Worm@mm" - once someone gets it on their computer, it sends out mass emails to the people in their inbox. I am especailly annoyed with this virus because I have been getting TONS and TONS of junk mail! The emails I get basically say this:
Hi! How are you?
I send you this file in order to have your advice
See you later. Thanks
Jesus Christ! I just got a message with the exact same text in my hotmail account just this evening! I attempted to open it, but fortunately, I don't think that the virus worked its magic. I was wary not too save it directly onto the comp, for my immediate thought when I received it was "virus". Anyway, it wouldn't upload, so I canceled its download and forwarded it to my family's outlook express account, where I tried once again to open it. Thankfully, its file type wasn't registered on my computer, and I attempted to open it with a word processor program. I don't believe that the virus has had an effect on my computer yet. (WHEW; and to think I breezed over this very same article just last night, and I counda been aware of it and deleted it immediately!!!)
A WORD OF CAUTION: the attatchment i received was entitled something like stacischedule.doc.pif . Thus, be wary of anything that has multiple filetype designations, since such files can easially confuse anyone who isn't particularly familiar with identifying viruses by their filename.
I don't really know how much anyone cares that I had all of this to say, but since you've already read it, you is stuck with it, buddy boy!