New dangerous trojan worm

hawkey01
23rd January 2007, 12:00
I no doubt many of you have heard of this but for others I thought I would post the info.
From "F SECURE"
A new Trojan had been spammed widely , using a real storm in Europe as a decoy message. The emails have a variable subject including "230 dead as storm batters Europe". Attachment names include "Full story.exe" or "Video.exe"
Please be warned if you do not have good security systems/software on your PC's.

Regards
Hawkey01(POP)

non descript
23rd January 2007, 12:09
Thanks hawkey01; such warning are always appreciated. (Thumb)

John Rogers
23rd January 2007, 19:09
Thanks hawkey01,that .exe is a sure give away not to open it.
John.

treeve
23rd January 2007, 20:39
Thanks too, I have been watching this junk coming in of late, and have had serious doubts above and beyond the irritating fact of spam - frankly I cannot understand why they are sent out - no one opens them on purpose,.... do they? I cannot emphasise enough the need to ensure that the preview window of outlook express is kept tightly closed. If it is in preview, it is open. and you have had it!! Best Wishes, Raymond

ws88v
22nd July 2015, 08:26
A computer worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers.[1] Often, it uses a computer network to spread itself, relying on security failures on the target computer to access it. Unlike a computer virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program.[2] Worms almost always cause at least some harm to the network, even if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always corrupt or modify files on a targeted computer.

stein
22nd July 2015, 10:03
I have been looking for some books on the net, some of which does not exist, but nearly every I have spent some time doing that, a page arrives that offers me to download the book as a PDF for free. My searchwords is often used as the title, and it is quite obviously a scam of some sort, but I have never risked finding out what kind. Anyone here that have experienced something similar and knows what the game is?

Dickyboy
22nd July 2015, 10:23
I have been looking for some books on the net, some of which does not exist, but nearly every I have spent some time doing that, a page arrives that offers me to download the book as a PDF for free. My searchwords is often used as the title, and it is quite obviously a scam of some sort, but I have never risked finding out what kind. Anyone here that have experienced something similar and knows what the game is?

That sounds like it might be a cookie problem. No sooner did I start looking at cars recently, up came the offers. Even Amazon offered me a car! :)
I delete cookies almost daily, on my Norton and on two online opt out sites. Might not be that of course...

stein
22nd July 2015, 11:11
That sounds like it might be a cookie problem. No sooner did I start looking at cars recently, up came the offers. Even Amazon offered me a car! :)
I delete cookies almost daily, on my Norton and on two online opt out sites. Might not be that of course...

Yes, and I too delete cookies immediately, and much more too with CCleaner, but I am curious as to what would happen if I accepted the offer. I once had the police blackmail virus (very well made, except for the unlikelyhood of fines to the Norwegian police being payable to an account in Roumania). That destroyed the whole system before I was finished with it. These days my Norton routinely deflects that one, but I am vary of everything that is strange these days.