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Dear fellow members,

My computer was infected by a computer virus sent by cetain "gelca". I would
like to apologize for any inconvenience that resulted with regards to this.
Thanks

Celso
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Turk" <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
To: "SEAOC Listservice" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: virus warning -gelca-


> I have received two virii sent directly from listservice members, one in
> Pakistan and the other in Canada, namely, "ARA" in Pakistan and cmendoza
in
> Canada.  These are identified as virii by the prepended underscore in
their
> address:
>
>       From: "ARW" <_arw(--nospam--at)lhr.paknet.com.pk>
>                   /^\
>
>       From: "cmendoza" <_cmendoza(--nospam--at)attcanada.ca>
>                        /^\
>
> Neither person probably was aware that he/she was sending out a virus and
the
> prepended underscore prevents making them aware of it by "replying" to the
> message as that will generate an "invalid address" error message.
>
> When you receive a virus from someone with the prepended underscore in the
> address, do them a favor and let them know, by using their address without
> the underscore, that they have a virus.
>
> With e-mail programs now designed to automatically decode UU and base 64
> encoded binary files, virii can now be sent as pure text and doesn't have
to
> be sent as an attachment.
>
> Roger Turk
> Tucson, Arizona
>
> Peter James wrote:
>
> . > I received an e-mail from "gelca" that was sent Saturday morning. The
> . > subject line was a previous seaint subject that that I had posted to,
but
> . > the e-mail didn't come from seaint, so it landed up in my regular
inbox,
> . > not my seaint inbox.
>
> . > Norton Anti-Virus caught it - there was a file with the name
setup.doc.scr
> . > in the e-mail. I didn't record the name of the virus, but it was
serious
> . > enough for Anti-Virus to freeze my machine.
>
> . > Peter James
>
> Stan Caldwell wrote:
>
> . > Me too, Peter.  I suspect that everyone was greeted with a virus this
> . > morning.  Panda caught mine before I even opened the mail, but my PC
was
> . > otherwise unaffected.  Hopefully, everyone is as well-protected as we
are.
>
> . > Stan Caldwell in Dallas
>
> Steven A. wrote
>
> . > I received a virus from this 'Gelca' last December. However, I have
not
> . > received (thankfully) the new infected e-mail this week.
>
> . > Steven A.
> . > Los Angeles
>
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