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: Discovered Dormant Virus


saltRon
05-30-2001, 06:44 PM
Hi to you all
Discovered a Dormant Virus in my system and also at work that is set to activate June 1. The Virus is in File sulfnbk.exe
Which I have just deleted. I may of transmited it to the board but I do not know how it is currently moving
Check it out in your system.
saltRon

Mattb
05-30-2001, 07:07 PM
Ron, this is a hoax, the file you probably deleted is actually a windows utility used to restore long filenames. I did a little research this morning after getting a frantic phone call from my mother, who was also taken by the hoax.

You can read more about it on the Symantec (http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html) website.

Matt

saltRon
05-30-2001, 07:16 PM
Mattb (05-30-2001 08:07 p.m.):
Ron, this is a hoax, the file you probably deleted is actually a windows utility used to restore long filenames. I did a little research this morning after getting a frantic phone call from my mother, who was also taken by the hoax.

You can read more about it on the Symantec (http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html) website.

Matt Thanks Mattb

It is odd that the file Had what appeared like a crab along side not a windows logo . Tight lines saltron

NrthFrk16
05-30-2001, 10:08 PM
So if I took Ron's advice and deleted the file then emptied my recycle bin is there anything I can do to recover the file?

Mattb
05-31-2001, 11:25 AM
Ryan, if you go to the link I supplied above there are instructions on how to go about restoring the file.

Matt

saltRon
05-31-2001, 07:23 PM
NrthFrk16 (05-30-2001 11:08 p.m.):
So if I took Ron's advice and deleted the file then emptied my recycle bin is there anything I can do to recover the file?


Sorry
Ryan And to the Board

Just refer to that #35&***** Crazy Canuck that should of Known better. I deleted as well
saltRon