Klez Virus

jayber

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Wouldn't ya know it, I.S. forgot to put anti-virus software on my computer!  Gettin' it installed (myself) here shortly.  And thanks for the link miked!
 



ArkansasElkHunter

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jaber,  can't remember when.

here is the header for the download that cleaned mine.   Like I said I have a new norton AV  and it missed it .

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Utility for cleaning infection by:
I-Worm.BleBla.b
I-Worm.Navidad
I-Worm.Sircam
I-Worm.Goner
I-Worm.Klez.a
I-Worm.Klez.e(f,h)
Win32.Elkern.c
Version 5.1.1 Copyright © Kaspersky Lab 2000-2002. All rights reserved.
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Its calles kleztool.com.   I just did a MSN search on klez and it was on the first page of results.


my machine is clean today.   like I said you can watch the sent bytes on startup.  if they go much over 30K without you sending anything then you may need to checkit
 

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Thanks AEH for the warning!  Everybody needs to add a contact to their address book that will help this matter and let everyone know that may have your address as a contact to do the same.  In the "display name" and "e-mail address" areas, use something like this:  !045   as the display name and e-mail address ...any thing that starts with ! or like symbol will be placed first on your list of contacts.  A virus that comes to your machine usually/sometimes go to your contact list to work it's way to other people.  By adding a "FAKE" contact this way it will not go to the second contact...a real one....and usually stops it from being passed on to everybody on your contact list.  I have it on mine and so far have never gotten an e-mail back from anybody saying I passed a Virus on to them.  :batwings:
 

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I know that a lot of spamers are high-jacking other people’s e-mail address to send out junk. I have two e-mails at work and one got jacked I know this because I got some Spam from myself that’s way its always a good ideal not to post your e-mail address on any web sites that anyone can read if you must put a space between the @ and the end of you address or before it.
WBH
 

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I ran one of these tools on mine to double check, and mine was still clean. I think most of the folks who will get hit the hardest are those that use on line e-mail like netzero, yahoo and others. Those that have e-mail thru their ISP are less likely if the ISP has good virus filters.
 

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Ok Guys...I am Computer Illiterate!!! Can I get this Virus running through a MAC?
 

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Not on the MAC Max.... That's why I KNOW the source wasn't me.  Besides, if any infected mail gets sent to my Yahoo! account, it goes right into the trash! - never even gets on my HD.
It's about the ONLY thing I like about this MAC - no bugs!
 

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Oh yeah.... For ******... just check the size of the message & attachment.  If it's around 120k to 160k, and one of the attachments is a .pif .exe .scr et al (usually has a .jpg attatched too to make it look legit) - it's likely an infected mail.  Toss it - if it was legit, the sender will try again.
Besides - I'm guessin' that no e-mail order will be over 100k - unless you've started selling to the 'gummint ;-)
 

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I am on an Early Bronco mailing list with 1000 members, get up to 400 emails in a day, and sites like this and a few others. I use a @yahoo.com account, and their system has never let a virus thru. Only 5 people have my email account thru my ISP, so I lessen my chances of getting a virus.

I also set up a second "junkmail" yahoo account that I check every so often to clean out. If I have to use an amail to look at something on the web (like I sometimes use Thomas Register to find companies) I use the junkmail account. Keeps my other accounts free from junk. My primary yahoo account with the Bronco stuff gets maybe 1 junk email a week, and I have been using it for over 2 years. My junkmail account gets about 40 a week. My old ISP account was getting a bunch, so I changed it by adding the # 84 at the end, and I get none there now.

Just a tip to try and keep yourself free from junk and by using yahoo/hotmail/etc. to protect yourself from viruses. Works for me, and I can check into my emai from anywhere I can get online.

--Jim
 

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Okay...I haven't even posted in a while so I hate to even say anything but I've had two different ones in two days. I think this problem may be here for a while if everyone doesn't "kill" it at the same time. The first was the Klez and the other was a virus that changes your settings for your IE homepage and search page. Anyone else seen the other one??
 


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