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Re: "price virus"

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The newer version of Mcafee Antivirus 8.0 deletes such attachments.  I am
sure Norton does the same.  It then substitutes it with a txt file saying
that an infected file was deleted.   This is a good option to have instead
of the pop-up which many people ignore.

- Aswin
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Aswin Rangaswamy, P.E.
Los Angeles, California

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Caldwell, Stan" <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 6:55 AM
Subject: RE: "price virus"


I got to deal with this overnight on my home PC, as a family member
accidentally opened the price.zip virus attachment (twice) and
inadvertently ignored and overrode the pop-up warning from my resident
antivirus software.  The fast spreading booger is known as
W32/Bagle.aq@MM.  McAfee has a complete description, as well as a free
download "stinger" which will search and destroy it at:

http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=description&virus_k=127423


By the way, the virus uses spoofed sender addresses, so our friend Bill
Polhemus is not to blame.  I hope this helps some of you!

Regards,

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

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