I received two e-mails with attachments today tiled "electrical proposals." In the message it asked something to the effect of " hi how are you? I send this asking your advise." Wasn't this a virus that was going around a while back? Is it back? The attachment was a .PIF file. I did not open it
Great to be back again!!! Hope to get back into the game ASAP and stay around for a while
I remember that WORM's name - it's the Sircam32 WORM. Seems that it was Sircam32[and something else] WORM.
What a pain in the butt that thing was! Steve ["Sparky"] was the first poor "Abusee" of that WORM.
Other than being a general nuisance and an E-Mail Server bottle neck generator [new tech term!], I seem to have read it did contain some malicious scripts with a triggor date falling around September or November.
Scott " 35 " Thompson Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Joe, there are a couple of ways to deal with unwanted email:
1) If you're on a service that offers 'blocking' (like hotmail.com) you can open the message and click "Block" which then gives you the option of blocking only that specific sender or blocking all senders from that domain (the blahblahblah.com part).
2) If you're on a 'local' type of ISP (internet service provider) you can forward a copy of the unwanted email, preferably with expanded address information, to your own ISP (usually firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and request that they block them from your account through the server.
If you're on something like netscape.net that has no option for blocking and no &*@#%!^ help address (thank you very much, aol & netscape), you are pretty much on your own for dealing with the spammers.
I would suggest that you create an email address with an 'odd' character in it, such as a "+" symbol if possible so the spammers who are soooooooooo creative and use common names (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc) don't end up sending you junk, too.