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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Getting Messages that I have a Virus

    In my inbox, getting messages that I have a virus, but I have scanned my PC three times, once using the Trend Micro Online scanner, once with NOD32, and once with AVG. All three tests come up empty...

    Yet I continue to get these messages??? Anyone care to enlighten me?

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    well it wasnt from me. I swear



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    You are probably getting messenges from friends that actually have a virus. They probably got the window that ask if they wanted to notify everyone in their address book that they had distributed a virus through email. Your AV probably did what it was supposed to.
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    Yep, efc, you are probably correct. Double B, is this a pop3 account?

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    these new viruses spoof all the addresses in an infected persons addressbook
    these emals will appear to be sent from you but are actually sent from the infected users computer

    when you get the autoreply stating you are infected it is because your address is spoofed

    you should reply to those emails with a stop sending spam warning....
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    Good to hear you are receiving viruses Boogs.

    You normally only send them.

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    now that you mention it I've had quite a few from Mr. Josh's hotmail acct.



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    I never get any email viruses or announcements - in fact, I hardly get any mail - just forum announcements.

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    Gee...the only virus's I get seem to be from the Phish.....

    You sure he didn't send you an email there BB?

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend
    Good to hear you are receiving viruses Boogs.

    You normally only send them.

    Hahaha...good one

    BB...check this out, most likely you are not infected.


    Situation:
    You receive a notice that your email is undeliverable because of a virus, but you did not send the email. Scanning all files with Norton AntiVirus (NAV) or Symantec AntiVirus with the latest virus definitions does not detect anything.

    Solution:
    Some viruses spread by searching an email program's address book, instant messaging program databases, or local files for email addresses. The virus then chooses one of the harvested email addresses for the sender's address and another for the recipient. This can make it appear that another person's computer is infected when in fact it is virus-free.

    For example, Alex is using a computer that is infected with the W32.Klez.H@mm virus. Alex is either not using an antivirus program or does not have current virus definitions. Both Beth and Chris have sent email to Alex in the past. When W32.Klez.H@mm performs its emailing routine, it finds the email addresses of Beth and Chris. It inserts Beth's email address into the "From" field of an infected message. It adds Chris's name to the "To" field and then sends the infected email to Chris. Chris receives the message, which appears to have been sent by Beth. Chris then contacts Beth and complains that she sent him an infected message, but when Beth scans her computer, her antivirus program does not find anything--as would be expected--because her computer is not infected.

    Note: Because these worms do not use the email address of the infected computer in the email that they send, there is no way to track which computer sent the infected email.

    Here is a partial list of common viruses that spread in this manner:

    W32.Bugbear@mm
    W32.Klez.gen@mm
    W32.Klez.E@mm
    W32.Klez.H@mm
    W32.Yaha@mm
    W32.Yaha.C@mm
    W32.Yaha.E@mm
    W32.Yaha.F@mm
    W32.HLLW.Fizzer@mm
    W32.Sobig
    Source: http://www.symantec.com

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    I get the same thing form time to time. It's the result of a spoofed address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    I get the same thing form time to time. It's the result of a spoofed address.
    Yep thats correct, also from MyDoom if you get a Mailer Failed Deamon

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    Quote Originally Posted by egghead
    these new viruses spoof all the addresses in an infected persons addressbook
    these emals will appear to be sent from you but are actually sent from the infected users computer

    when you get the autoreply stating you are infected it is because your address is spoofed

    you should reply to those emails with a stop sending spam warning....
    y'all could have just quoted the good ole eggbuddy

    remember to complain about this warning messages and tell them you will take them to court if you continue to harryass me with those virus warning messages.

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    That is sort of what I thought. Thanks.

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