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January 23, 2004

Alert: Contagious Virus

We are spreading a virus from my husband's work address. If you received a Christmas e-mail from us last month, you may have received an infected e-mail from us this week. I'm sorry!

We rec'd and opened the virus THREE TIMES because it appeared to be a legit e-mail attachment from someone we knew. *groan*

As soon as we realized what was going on, we deleted our address book completely (along with the virus.) We're taking further steps to irradicate it.

We haven't had any computer or system problems other than passing it along.

The most common incarnation is an e-mail from "maureen k" with the subject "Peter Pan" and the attachment daily03.pdf.pif . Another variation has a subject line of "Security Alert" or "Contact List." The attachment may be named Board_Meeting2004.doc.scr .

This virus is marked by the suffix .pif or .scr .

I'm so sorry.

Update:The virus has been identified as W32.Bugbear.B@mm . According to the computer guy at the office, It can be removed by following these instructions.

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Do we need to resend our addresses to you?

NP on this end -- got the Christmas note but must have had the virus filtered out.

(Well, I guess you could pull it off this comment, too...)

Posted by: pentamom at January 23, 2004 02:12 PM

Well, after my tech-savvy three year old deleted the Outlook address book last time, I re-collected the e-mail addresses in a normal Excel file. That's my master copy. *g*

But, I don't think I have your mailing address. We just finished a long overdue family/ministry newsletter. Would you send me your snail mail addy to either alex8b8@hotmail.com or, if you have the official address, would you send it there?

Thanks!

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 23, 2004 05:21 PM


 
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