Re: [CR]Garth is sorry for the virus trouble he caused

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From: "J.Dunn" <bikehunter@icehouse.net>
To: "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <000e01c17ac3$588e0b80$06b056d1@Marta> <01e701c17a93$7f0f39d0$efddfea9@mooshome>
Subject: Re: [CR]Garth is sorry for the virus trouble he caused
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 18:01:07 -0900


Nothing is guaranteed, but If you update your Norton Antivirus and update it regularly (I do mine at least twice a week, sometimes more) and then do what it advises, you don't have to spend a lot of time worrying. The Liveupdate takes less than 2-3 minutes. Anyone who doesn't is putting themselves and friends in jeopardy of a lot of hassle and even heartache. Take it from one who always learns the hard way. ;-)

John Dunn in Boise


----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry & Liz Moos
To: garth libre
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Garth is sorry for the virus trouble he caused



> It is a good idea to always run an antivirus program, Garth. I'm a bit
> embarrassed to admit that I opened your message despite Norton Anti-Virus
> running. When I tried to open the message, Norton intercepted the command
> and warned that email attachments can contain viruses, then gave me the
> options of saving the file, opening it, or canceling. Despite the recent
> publicity about this virus, I foolishly opened it, as I was in a hurry and
> didn't take time to think. BTW, if anyone else became infected, you can go
> to the Symantec web site (the maker of Norton Antivirus) at
> http://www.symantec.com. They have an alert about this virus with information
> about it and a free download of a program to eliminate it. I apologize to
> anyone who had trouble because of the messages the virus sent from my
> machine after I opened Garth's message. This virus is particularly
> diabolical in that it picks names from your mailing list and past messages
> from your inbox or sent box, and makes the infected email look like a reply
> from someone you know to a legitimate message you recognize.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 5:53 PM
> Subject: [CR]Garth is sorry for the virus trouble he caused
>
>
> I am ashamed to say that I have been running my computer without virus
> protection for the past 3 years. By the way, you can't just say that you
> will not open any attachments that have an underline in the address, because
> the email that gave it to me did not have this give-away feature. My email
> attachment (that I opened) had in the title (0 bytes), but I was silly
> enough to open it anyway, because it came from someone I know.
>
> I ran FSAV virus program (downloaded) and then Norton virus scan, and I
> probably removed two different versions of the Badtrans.B virus. On good
> advice, I will be running McAfee Virus scan from now on (19.99 after
> rebate).
>
> Please don't open any emails from me (Garth Libre) dated before December
> 3rd. I want to be sure that I wont be causing any further problems for list
> members.
>
> This very bad virus records all your key strokes, requiring you to change
> all your passwords to prevent being robbed blind. Please take all possible
> precautions to avoid being the next victim.
> Sorry to have hurt my friends, I am Garth Libre in a saddened South Florida
> without George Harrison.