Spam: "Virus entfernt] Use this patch immediately !"
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schmurr  Identity Verified
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Nov 29, 2003

hi all, for some weeks I've been getting lots of mails starting with "Virus entfernt]" and going on either "Use this patch immediately !" or "Thank you" or so on.
The few references on the web are only for insiders: they say you must remove the registries from your computer. Well, apart from the fact that I have no clue how to do that, I use my e-mail (web.de) on several computers, and those spams arrive every day, so I think it's an e-mail problem.
Who can help??


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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Dumaru-A Nov 29, 2003

Hi Martin,

are you sure that it is spam??

Web.de offers virus protection on server, therefore I believe that Web.de AV has removed the virus from the mails you got.

?

Giuliana


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Worm Nov 29, 2003

Hi Martin,
I believe Giuliana is right - this reference line is characteristic for a couple of e-mail worms, notably Dumaru in its various types.

More info is available on the Symantec website.

HTH, Ralf


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schmurr  Identity Verified
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sorry, everybody thinks I'm a computer professional Nov 29, 2003

but in fact of all what they say on the Symantec website I don't understand a thing. What can I do?

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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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Martin, you are a Mac user... Nov 29, 2003

Dumaru isn't a problem for you.

Anyway, scrivimi in privato

Giuliana


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schmurr  Identity Verified
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I do use Mac in the office but Dec 1, 2003

I don't open my e-mail there, I open it only on PCs!


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