RE: ExploreZip.worm type virus!
I use VirusScan NT from McAffee/Network Associates and the current .dat file
missed it, but their web site has a special update for this worm and it
appears to catch it. I got caught by it, as well, but fortunately was able
to stop it after it deleted only one file...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DOVE,DANIEL J (HP-Roseville,ex1) [mailto:dan_dove@xxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 9:02 PM
> To: 'HSSG'
> Subject: RE: ExploreZip.worm type virus!
> Since I received this virus, and my checker did not detect
> it, there is
> a possibility that some of you may have received it from me as well.
> My system has been cleaned up... more than I wish at this
> point. All of
> the doc, ppt, and xls files on the disk were wiped off. Fortunately, I
> have a backup from just a few weeks ago.
> Dan Dove
> _________ _/ ___________ Daniel Dove Principal
> Engineer __
> _______ _/ ________ dan_dove@xxxxxx LAN PHY
> Technology __
> _____ _/ ______ Hewlett-Packard Company
> ____ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _____ Workgroup Networks Division
> ____ _/ _/ _/ _/ _____ 8000 Foothills Blvd. MS 5555
> _____ _/ _/ _/_/_/ ______ Roseville, CA 95747-5555
> ______ _/ ________ Phone: 916 785 4187
> _______ _/ _________ Fax : 916 785 1815
> __________ _/
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bhavesh Patel [mailto:bpatel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 5:38 PM
> > To: 'HSSG'
> > Subject: ExploreZip.worm type virus!
> > Hi All,
> > This afternoon my machine contracted new virus called
> > W32/Explore.zip.worm.
> > This virus sent out email to few of the people who sent me
> > emails in the
> > past with zipped_files.exe attachment.
> > It might have following as email text body.
> > "I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP. Till then,
> > take a look at the attached zipped docs. "
> > Please don't open this file or email and delete it. You
> might want to
> > contact your IT department for your computer check and
> > company network. I
> > have also included following URL address from Network
> > Associates that has
> > additional information.
> > I sincerely apologize to everyone.
> Bhavesh Patel
> Extreme Networks.