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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000312.txt from 2003/06

From: "James Hobby" <>
Subj: [kl] Virus
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 20:30:10 -0400


I got a message a while back about a virus that had the cheek to disable
your anti-virus software before it started its dirty work.

I don't know if it's the same, but I've received several messages in the
last couple of weeks that my ISP has cleaned off something like BugBear32.
It's one of the things that my ISP has done right. They scan every email,
incoming & outgoing, and their dat file of virus signatures is updated
continuously. The owner says there's no such thing as a 100 percent
guarantee, but there have been a whole lot less problems since they put it
on line. (I haven't had a single blip, since, but I'm keeping my Macafee
loaded and continually upgraded as well, just in case ....)

Jim Hobby

>From: "Anthony Wakefield" <>
>I picked up a virus last Friday. I have just had my `puter returned so I am
>now able to send you this info. It disabled all my e-mail and trashed all
>saved messages, out and in. It trashed all my e-mail addresses, and the
>`puter would not switch off. All I could do was to switch off at the wall.
>It also temporarily disabled my Norton anivirus.

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