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Title: RE: off-subject: virus
Never argue with experience - you have my trust:o)
Dennis
-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Shaw [mailto:rshaw(--nospam--at)steelstructures.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 1:10 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: off-subject: virus

Trust me on this one (from experience, now) - it wipes out all jpg's and mp3's and puts itself there, and when you activate the file, it starts all over again. My jpg files were lost, but if they were already imported in PowerPoint, the PowerPoint files stayed intact.
 
Bob
-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis S. Wish [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 3:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: off-subject: virus

I am not really familiar with this worm. The last one I found was an EXE file that listed itself as a self-expanding Zip file. This was the reason why I was dumb enough to trigger it. I don't see how the same thing can happen with a JPG file since this is a data (graphic) file and is not capable of launching macro's or executables (or bat files). The worm must be some innocuous "program" that can execute instructions which will modify the registry, system files or other executable files.
I don't see how a JPG file can reproduce itself or cause changes to a computer system.
 
Dennis
-----Original Message-----
From: Heath Mitchell [mailto:mitchell(--nospam--at)aiscmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 11:05 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: RE: off-subject: virus

One more thing.  I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that the worm also overwrites JPG files with a copy of itself.  The worm is activated all over again when one opens the corrupted  JPG file(s).

-Heath