Speaking of viruses, did anyone have a problem with wormblaster? I was just fine until I went to Microsoft's web site to download the "patch" and then my computer crashed. It's all better now but it leaves one to wonder...
Re: * * * Bad Virus Day * * *#28434 08/19/0301:55 PM08/19/0301:55 PM
It's just an e-mail virus, but it's good at spreading.
From the article at the link I posted and some others I've since found it doesn't seem to be a typical email virus. I don't understand it all, but don't like hearing it is 'auto updating' or the idea of it opening ports creating a BackDoor to the infected computer and awaiting instructions.
Re: * * * Bad Virus Day * * *#28435 08/19/0302:01 PM08/19/0302:01 PM
I would like to add that some computers are configured such that the infected file appears to be innocent. (The file extension--such as .pif, .exe, etc.--does not show.)
Fortunately, I use a service that allows for automatic blocking of potentially dangerous attachments. Unless you are specifically expecting a file with the following extensions, there is good reason to be cautious:
Today is the worst I've seen yet for getting Viruses in my Email. I got over 125 before 12 Noon. What the #$%&^$ is going on?
I would be inclined to ask that same question, too, 125 viruses, is bordering on the para-normal. This sort of behaviour (sending viruses) is clearly unfair to the average computer user and it deserves to be punished with the full extent of the Law!, the problem being actually catching the culprits. I haven't noticed any response from any Law enforcement agencies, anywhere with regard to what is actually being done about these idiots. Just seems to me, that a few amongst the world population have so much time on thier hands and so little brains!.
Re: * * * Bad Virus Day * * *#28438 08/19/0304:29 PM08/19/0304:29 PM