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Someone spammed me with a virus

Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9056
I've spent a few hours already trying to deal with it. I don't want to send any email until I'm sure I got rid of it. My apologies to those of you waiting for nitpicks on your assignments.

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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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In what ways are you getting hit? Are you just opening the mails or are you clicking links within the mails?

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9056
Actually it turns out that I wasn't infected. However, when I downloaded the email, Norton told me that it was infected and that it couldn't deal with it. It wasn't until many hours later that I discovered that the virus was deleted when I deleted the spam (without reading it). Anyway, I spent my time installing the MS service pack 4 which seems to have affected my browser in weird ways. At any rate, that's the only reason I could come up with for why I can get to my ISP's web site and MicroSoft's web site, but can't get to JavaRanch or Norton or or a few other URLs. So I downloaded the antiVirus from Norton by using my other computer and used my intranet to copy it to my main (affected) computer. When I ran it, it said I wasn't infected, but I didn't believe it. So I ran my AntiVirus software in "intense" mode which took 4 hours and 22 minutes.

Meanwhile, I finally discovered that I really didn't have the virus, but by that time I had to go to bed so I could get up early (4:30 a.m.) to come to work today. After work I have a rehearsal, and after the rehearsal I'll try to get as much nitpicking done as possible this evening. I'll post elsewhere about the browser problem and maybe someone will have a suggestion.
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