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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000939.txt from 2001/05

From: "David C. Kumpf" <dkumpf@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Is this a hoax?
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 15:02:59 -0400

Yes, there is a hoax email going around about SULFNBK.EXE, which is a
legitimate windows file. Here is the information I sent to another list
regarding this hoax. As noted, if you get emails regarding viruses, check
out www.symantec.com/avcenter and go to the hoax page. And, run a current
virus scanner on your machine - and keep the virus definitions updated.

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This is a hoax. See
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html.

I suggest visiting www.symantec.com/avcenter whenever you receive an email
like this, and before forwarding it out...frankly, the people who initiate
this stuff DO spread a "virus" -- the time wasted by people trying to figure
out what is going on.

I also strongly suggest running either Norton Antivirus or McAfee, and
keeping the virus definitions updated regularly. I personally think Norton
works better (and I have used both), IMHO.

Hope this helps...

David C. Kumpf
President
Optimetra, Inc.
mailto:dkumpf@-----.com
http://www.optimetra.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Audrey Travis [mailto:vsofan@-----.com]
Subject: [kl] Is this a hoax?

Mark
This message was sent from another list called concertsforkids (which I
know is legit). What do you think of this?
Audrey

Dear friends,

There is a dangerous virus-rumor going around about an alleged virus
which
plants SULFNBK.EXE on your hard drive and it escapes virus protection.

This warning is wrong and malicious! That file is essential to running
Windows and should not be deleted. In fact the Phila Inquirer ran a
warning
in today's paper telling readers not to delete that file.

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

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