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    Default anyone heard of this worm?

    I got an e mail saying that this worm was found in an e mail from my computer named worm.sobig.f I did a search on my advanced files and it did not show up. The email also said to click here to get rid of it so I was thinking it might be a scam but just thought I'd ask. I have my firewall and windows update done also the e mail washer so I would think I would be safe. What do you think??
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    Thanks that's kinda what I thought too
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    I havent heard of an F variant but info on Sobig E can be found here
    http://antivirus.about.com/library/weekly/aa062503a.htm

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    Default there is a sobig.f

    There is a new sobig.f out! my mail servers were getting hammered with it today. The actuall virus is a .pif attachment inside a zip file so as long as you dont run the attachment you are ok. Also there is a scam going around claiming to have a fix for a worm.sobig.f but this is nothing but a scam because sobig is not a worm it is a mass mailing virii. A firewall and windows updates will not stop this virus just be sure to update your virus defs and dont open any e-mail that seems in the least bit suspicious! Also just so you know i have seen this virus attach itself to an NDR message form the "systems administrator" but this is just the virus trying to trick you

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    Thanks for the info I just keep deleateing!!! So far everytime I check mail I have a ton of them. Yesterday someone was sending screensavers and it said something in the info pam gave me about they are attached to them also. Whant a pain in the ... well you know
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    Default yep

    yea anything that says awesome or amazing screensaver is sobig.f

    Tell me about being a pain in the @ss! i spent all day today trying to keep my mail servers from getting overloaded with these stupid messages! At one point today i was getting about 60 a minute and god only knows what i am going to find tommorow morning when i get to work. Oh well i guess thats job security, at least until my webmaster carrer takes off . And with 7 hits to my site yesterday i guess i may be needing that job security for a while

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    Is there any way to block the e mails or will they just die off?

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    You can block them by subject but there are like 10 subjects so i dont know if you want to take the time to do that.

    Re: Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Your details
    Re: Details
    Re: Re: My details
    Re: Approved
    Re: Your application
    Re: Wicked screensaver
    Re: That movie

    these are the most common subjects that you can block.

    This virus will stop spreading in 2 weeks so it is up to you

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    Thanks guess I'll just deal with it. Two weeks isn't that long.
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    If you want to check to see if you are infected, look for a file named

    WINPPR32.EXE

    in your system directories.

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    Just wanted you 2 know I went to that site Pam has in eariler post and did the stinger down load ( for FREE) and WOW it is great!!!! It found the darn worm on my computer and something else It deleated them and now I am clean. Thank you Pam soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
    Jonda

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