New Virus Circulating int he Offroad Community

JenDiggityDirt

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I've gotten several emails with what I assume to be viruses attached and they've all come from people in the offroad community. They are getting cleverer. This one says there's a new game attached. There are several different versions but so far they have all said basically the same thing: Check out my new game! Be careful out there, kids.

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Kritter

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Use Outlook for email and get the new security updates from microsoft.com and almost all attached virus emails will have the att. deleted.

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CoiloverKid

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If it's coming from mostly people in the RDC community, it may have already secretly infected the RDC servers. Klaus and John, how often do you scan them? if it's infected, just hope it's not a remote virus using people's IP addresses from the message boards, or that it's a memory resident..these kinds of viruses are becoming easier to make and more popular; and not to mention harder to isolate and get rid of.

Keep it sideways.
 

klaus

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Today's viruses mostly distribute by e-mail. In my opinion its essential to have one form of virus protection on your system. Symantec makes a fine product called Norton Antivirus.

To learn more about the latest threads visit this site: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/>http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/</A>

Also the reply or sent address on an infected e-mail message may not be the true senders address. I have people tell me that I sent them a virus, where I didn't, but the sending address reads my e-mail address. Modern viruses and worms have their own smtp engine and don't depend on outlook or other e-mail programs.

The only way to stay on top of things is to maintain current anti virus software OR not to participate on the internet.

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CoiloverKid

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Yes, Klaus, i agree, Symantec is the best in my opinion...they do realtime updates for the virus definitions and are very effective. Norton systemworks is the complete package with everything you'd need to maintain your PC on and off the web.

Keep it sideways.
 

JrSyko

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I really don't understand how viruses work, but will I be infected with the virus if I don't "read" the email. In other words, I see that I have a new email in my inbox, but I just delete it will I be infected?

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Kritter

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most of them you have to down load and execute.

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If anyone has received an email from offroad@kartek.com with a Klez or Sircam worm or any attachment at all, please delete it right away and empty your recycling bin. I get anywhere from 5-20 of those emails a day. The worst thing about it is that it sends itself out automaticly. I've tried everything to stop it and I've cleaned the systems here with 3 different virus removal systems. Can someone post the link to the Outlook express security patch?

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