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: Virus Alert

03-16-2004, 06:47 AM
Watch out for the W32/Bagle.gen!pwdzip Virus(es). They are clever new "spoof" virus (virii?) that pretends to be someone they're not and tempt attachments to be opened.

For instance, I get emails from "the flyfishingforum team".... telling me to open an attachment... hey wait a minute we ARE the flyfishingforum team!

McAfee prevented it from reaching me, but I though it would be good to inform folks that such emails do not come from us... in fact they come TO us :eyecrazy:

Protect thyself!

Dear user of e-mail server "",

Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content)
outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by
a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe,
follow the instructions.

Pay attention on attached file.

For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is "11111".

The team

****************** McAfee VirusScan ************************
******* Alert generated at: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 07:22:47 -0500 *********
************************************************** *******************

McAfee VirusScan has detected a potential threat in this e-mail
sent by
The following actions were attempted on each suspicious part.
We strongly recommend that you report this virus-related activity

The attachment "" is infected with the W32/Bagle.gen!pwdzip Virus(es).
This attachment has been cleaned.

03-16-2004, 07:30 AM
.............."Practice Safe Computing"! ;)

John Desjardins
03-16-2004, 08:53 AM
Got one similar to that at work last week. After Panda stripped out the virus in the attachment, the message told me that the administrator had shut down my email account due to misuse of the account. Even gave a realistic e-mail address & the company website. Might have fooled me if being said administrator wasn't among my varied duties.

03-16-2004, 09:58 AM
Thanks for the warning... I never open anything I don't know and the new tactics are tricky....