Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Post by Rush Stron » Sun, 21 Sep 2003 10:40:35


NO text based news group is appropriate for attaching binary files!

- Rush





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Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Post by Robert W. » Sun, 21 Sep 2003 14:38:21

Actaully (regardless of 297kb of jpegs I sent hoping to warn/find out
what's going on), this may very well be linked to this particular group
and an investigation has started. This is the only group I posted to in
months and the rush of mysterious messages started one hour later. It
is now at an average of 3 messages per hour (each with 106 kb in an
attachment, with differing names) and I am about to change my username
and get off the usenet until there's an answer. BTW, the only way to
let anyone know about this without forwarding examples of the actual
messages was to screen shot them. That way people can look and see if
this looks familiar without running any code.

-Rob
robpearson@earthlink for maybe just a short time more.

 
 
 

Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Post by Cindy Wine » Mon, 22 Sep 2003 01:44:49

How do you think that posting the whole thing here will solve any problems?
Microsoft does not monitor these newsgroups and your address was most likely
picked up by a spam bot.

Nearly everybody who's email has been publicly posted anywhere or who's
address is in the mailbox of anybody who has caught this malware is having
the same experience as you are. It is absolutely NOT related to any specific
newsgroup.

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Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Post by Robert W. » Mon, 22 Sep 2003 01:58:50

Actually its been tracked to a user's machine and did scan right from
this group. And, someone from microsoft does monitor this group and I
only posted to this group. And thus the problem has been tracked down
and this worked very quickly.

And no, I don't normally have virus or e-mail problems. This is a first
for a personally owned machine. I am behind a blinding firewall and
only that I broke a rule and posted did this happen.

I am in the process of creating a no-reply account to solve this. I
suggest everyone else do the same.

-Rob
 
 
 

Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Post by Neil Water » Mon, 22 Sep 2003 02:22:56

Even if you can track the source of an infection to a single machine, it
doesn't mean that the virus first started there - it's nearly always just
one of many infected machines which happens to be aiming at you. Good and
up-to-date AV software and security patches should protect you against most
attacks.

There is nothing wrong with informing people of a virus, but posting
unexpected and untrusted binary attachments to inform them is ironic at
best, seeing as many viruses spread by the very same means. I hope you
understand why there are complaints about this.




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Microsoft please see this. Nothing to do with VFP/Fox

Post by EFGrou » Tue, 23 Sep 2003 01:18:16

Robert - suggest you make some 'spam proof' email addy or a bounceable one .
When u set up your newsreader account in Netscape - for
msnews.microsoft.com -
you did not have to use a real email address [doesn't prevent you from
posting, btw]

take a look - change some stuff - and have fun .
mondo regards [Bill]
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problems?
likely
having
specific