Bugbear.B spreading rapidly - beware of e-mails with extensions .scr, .pif., .exe
Thread poster: Doru Voin

Doru Voin  Identity Verified
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Jun 5, 2003

Internet worm, mass mailer, file infector, possibly even backdoor. All in one. Take care for all e-mail message with extensions .scr, .pif., .exe
complete description on http://www.rav.ro/virus/showvirus.php?v=190

Doru Voin
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Celine Gras  Identity Verified

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Thanks ! Jun 6, 2003

Thank you Doru,

I just read the title of your thread absent-mindedly, and then I received a strange mail from an agency I contacted months ago, which I couldn't understand. I took a look at the attached file (didn't open it, just checked the extension), and it was ? .pif !! I deleted it right away and informed the agency about their being infected.

So yes, Bugbear is definitely spreading !

I can't (and don't want to) imagine what would have happened if I had opened the attachment...


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invguy  Identity Verified
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Free Bugbear removal tools Jun 6, 2003

My ISP just alerted me on the virus and sent me URLs to the free Bugbear removal tools by Symantec and McAffee:


Note: these just remove the virus but do not inoculate your computer - you need to run them periodically.

Also visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
to download a patch for Outlook/Outlook Express that prevents the automatic startup of attached files (through which Bugbear is spreading).

Hope that helps.

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