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    This is a new one to watch out for.. from http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/30751.html

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Why is support@microsoft sending me computer virii this morning?
    By John Leyden
    Posted: 19/05/2003 at 08:56 GMT


    Windows users everywhere are urged to update their anti-virus definitions following the discovery of a new worm, which poses as one of a series of odd messages from Microsoft.

    Palyh (AKA Mankx), got a strong start of the weekend and is spreading rapidly, at least if our own in-boxes are anything to go by.

    The pest is an email and network attack worm that includes a downloaded Trojan horse component, according to a preliminary analysis of the virus by security outfit iDefense. After a computer is infected with the worm it attempts to create copies of itself in remotely shared startup locations on a network.

    The virus also attempts to update itself by linking to a Web site. Hopefully this avenue of mischief will soon be closed.

    The virus normally arrives via email with one of the following subject names: Re: My application, Re: Movie, Cool screensaver, Screensavers, Re: My details, Your password, Re: Approved (Red. 3394-65467), Approved (Ref. 38446-263), Your details.

    Within this emails is an infectious attachment of filetype .pif, .pi or .uue. Again selection of these filetypes is random. Double click of the attachment and you get infected, natch. Palyh scans files (with .dbx, .eml, .htm, .html, .txt, and .wab) for fresh prospects for infection.

    This behaviour means the virus is likely to be prolific. As usual Mac and Linux users are immune from infection.

    The virus always appears to come from support@microsoft.com.This email address is, of course, spoofed (a common enough trick among VXers).

    Standard precautions apply to defending against the bug: update AV signature files and (if you're an admin) consider introducing controls to block executables at the gateway.

    You know it makes sense. ®<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    I saw them in both of my HOTMAIL mailbox!

    Luckily I just deleted them as Junk Mail.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RedFish:
    I saw them in both of my HOTMAIL mailbox!
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> I'll never see it there , I just stop over there to delete everything from time to time and my Eudora filters send any incoming mail from hotmail.com or yahoo.com directly to the trash

    However, Norton caught this one on my regular mail run this morning and quarantined it (the .pif version came) and it's been deleted.

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    Got tens of these this morning for the first time, was wondering what's up.

    Another one also flooding my inbox is one with subject "Your Password" - attachment also has virus payload.

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    Looks like I warned Mrs Dynamoo too late.. although she didn't open it, one of her coworkers who reads all her spam religiously did. Uh-oh.

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    I've updated my Norton ...so thnaks for the heads up!!!

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    Got one this morning - deleted it with Mailwasher before it was downloaded onto my computer.

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    I received several this morning too. =:0

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