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E-M:/ Housekeeping....on viruses and attached files.



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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Computer users and networks are presently undergoing
a serious attack by the W32.Novarg virus.   These have included
messages that potentially portray themselves as being
from this list, or majordomo@great-lakes.net,
as a result of contaminated users having this
list in their address books.

I have personally received about 500 virus hit messages on
this since last night.   Many virus checkers will not yet catch it yet.
If you use email client software that brings file attachments
to your machine, you'll probably want to go to your
attachment subdirectory and erase (DO NOT OPEN) all files
with dates January 26-28, 2004 that have file extensions
of  *.PIF   *.SCR.   *.EXE   *.BAT    *.CMD and especially
*.ZIP       This file containing this virus is about 23-24 K long.

If you haven't clicked on one of these you are not virus infected, but
your hard drive will contain files that are capable of giving the
infection.

If you previously did click on such a file and are now infected
and spreading the virus without your knowledge (your internet
connection will slow to a crawl), you can get further
information on this virus and a removal tool at available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.novarg.a@mm.html

This message is intended to end the current thread about attached
files and viruses.   Please do not post messages on those topics
to EM.   I'd be happy to personally answer questions of that
nature if you direct them privately to me and not to the entire
EM list.

Regards,

Alex Sagady
EM Listmanager




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