Re: [gardeners] virus heads-up

Rosemary Carlson (
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 17:05:19 -0400

Margaret: My computer is clean too. But, I keep getting ZILLIONS of emails,
bounced by my server, that say the virus is trying to get through and they
won't let it. I've had it actually show up on my machine once - and Norton
zapped it. Jeez!

Rosemary in KY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Lauterbach" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 10:30 AM
Subject: RE: [gardeners] virus heads-up

> Thanks, Terry, but this is part of what is so confusing about computers to
> me.  I've never encountered any e-mail addresses with those kinds of
> extensions.  The only e-mail addresses I've seen have extensions of .com,
> .net, or .country abbreviation.  Or does this worm hit e-mail addresses of
> people who visit or open URLs with those extensions?  Frankly, I've been
> baffled because my carrier (DirecWay) sent me an alarm, telling me to go
> Microsoft, etc., and I went there and there's nothing about worms or
> viruses or threatening clouds.  I tried to go to home users part, but that
> was taking longer than I wanted to sit. I went back to Microsoft later,
> all I could see was that they were offering upgrades of Messenger,
> something like Direct 9 or something like that, music and video
> upgrades.  I'm not interested in any of that, so I got out. I scanned my
> system, and Norton says it's clean.  I went back to Norton and asked if
> there were any downloads I should have, and they said 4, showed 3, and I
> downloaded those.  Everything is off, just a little.  Grrr.  I think
> coming early this year. What do you think?  Margaret L
> >Nope, it's a totally different one.  Here is a little of what Symantec
> >about it:
> >W32.Sobig.F@mm is a mass-mailing, network-aware worm that sends itself to
> >all the email addresses it finds in the files that have the following
> >extensions:
> >.dbx
> >.eml
> >.hlp
> >.htm
> >.html
> >.mht
> >.wab
> >.txt....
> >
> >To read more about it you can go to:
> >
> >It was upgrade to a class 3 threat and it can also steal secure
> >including passwords.
> >
> >Terry