Virus Alert


May 22, 2003, 10:45 PM
I just recently registered here and I have gotten 3 emails with attachments with the KLEZ virus inside.They are deleted by the anti virus before I open them. :fire:
Watch your emails!Careful what you open!
Just to let ya'll know to be on the look out.

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May 22, 2003, 10:50 PM
Are you suggesting that registering here somehow prompted the virus attack?

May 23, 2003, 07:49 AM
Anything is possible.
Just watch out.
This virus use to run rampant over on AR-15.

Double Naught Spy
May 23, 2003, 09:32 AM
If the emails sent you were from, then your assumption that registering here might hold true. As apparently none of the emails came from here, your 'anything is possible' theory doesn't hold up. You are assuming that two events happening close together in time are somehow tied directly together.

The virus running rampant over on was not tied to the web site. Instead, it was tied to all the folks who have one another's emails in their mailboxes. Additionally, the KLEZ virus has run rampant everywhere. Just because a bunch of folks at got is does not indicate that it went through their site anymore than all the folks that got it at several of the big companies here that got infected can attribute the virus to working for those companies specifically. It is a self replicating bug that uses your address book. They fact that you got it 3 times recently probably means that one of your friends with whom you share other friends got the bug, it spread to the other friends, and since you were in all their address books, you got tagged multiple times.

May 23, 2003, 11:03 AM

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May 23, 2003, 06:14 PM
Double O,it seems you were offended.That was not my intent.
I was passing on a little info for others to be aware.
I was not putting blame on this site.Nor anyone on it.
Sorry if it sounded that way.
Next page...I wish deer season would hurry and get here.:D

May 27, 2003, 12:21 PM
One thing to keep in mind with the KLEZ strain of mail worms is that the person whose address appears in the "From" line is almost invariably not the person who is actually infected and sending you the mail.

KLEZ masks itself by selecting two addresses from the infected host's address book. The first of these is the address the message will go to. The second of these is the address that the message will appear to come from. KLEZ takes advantage of the fact that the SMTP header is designed to allow a mail program to set the "sender" part of the header to anything it likes.

If John Smith has "", "", and "" in his e-mail address book, and John is infected with KLEZ, Billybob will get an infected e-mail that appears to be, but is not actually, from Jane or Diane.

KLEZ does this so that Billybob will go off and bother Jane or Diane, and will never mention anything to John, thus giving KLEZ a chance to spread a little more love.


May 27, 2003, 05:54 PM
We really want to help, but this is just rumor spreading. We're not offended. We'll take blame if it's ours to take. But please don't insinuate that THR is involved if you don't present evidence (message headers in this case).

May 27, 2003, 06:44 PM
I don't know what you all keep reading into my post but ya'll need to get off your high horse.I did not say that this forum caused the virus.
I don't know why it was moved to the tech support.
I am how ever stating "FACT"that I have been getting a lot of KLEZ lately,since sighning up here.
My virus scan stopped them.
The header stands for what I meant for it to stand for "Watch your e-mails!"
And yes I do believe anything is possible!I'm not a computer geek but I have seen enough to know that YES,anything is.WHETHER YOU THINK IT HOLDS WATER IS NOT MY CONCERN.
As for replies...Thanks for the ones that offered help.The others however no replies were needed .
If I had not put that I just sighed up for this forum ,would you have said anything?...No need to reply to that either.
I'll try to pick my words more careful next time.

BrokenPaw that was very interesting thanks for that info.

Again,sorry for putting some feathers in a fluff.
Just trying to give ya'll the heads up.NOTHING MORE.LET IT GO.THE END.
I had to get that off my chest.
Thank you.
Fish biting where you are at?A lot of rain here the last few days...

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