american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

Post by Rick Merri » Thu, 13 May 2004 20:58:06



THE SCR file attempts to connect
to chit.badpenguin.net
to put a virus on your computer. - RM
 
 
 

american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

Post by Laurens Ho » Thu, 13 May 2004 23:00:18


Er, the SCR file *is* a virus. You are already infected. Please run
antivirus software if you can't discern malicious files from safe ones.


~Grauw

--
Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!

 
 
 

american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

Post by Rick Merri » Thu, 13 May 2004 23:18:20


Can you identify which one? Norton did not flag the .SCR file. - RM
 
 
 

american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

Post by John » Fri, 14 May 2004 06:19:21


That;s what I always say . . .
 
 
 

american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

Post by Laurens Ho » Fri, 14 May 2004 06:59:42


No. But .SCR files are *always* virii, just like .PIF files, .COM, .LNK,
.VBS, etc. No-one meaning any good sends those files, really. .EXE's can
be given the benefit of the doubt when they come from someone you know,
but still be *very* wary and suspicous about it. ZIP files containing
.EXE's: same story, also be very wary. I have received several virii
like that (or perhaps it was just one and the same). Generally just
don't execute anything executable you get by email, and *especially* not
from usenet.

Anyways, it's weird Norton didn't detect anything bad about it. Are you
sure its virus definitions are up to date? Or it could be a new type of
virus which Norton has not yet listed.

Be aware that even using an Antivirus doesn't make you 100% safe.
Because what if I decided to make a virus, which is new to Norton so it
won't detect it, and I spread it by making a mass mailing to the Usenet
(say, with the topic "american idol cat fight *** "). In that case,
it will take a few hours or so for Norton to get updated, and perhaps a
day before their update finally arrives on your computer. Plenty of time
to get infected.


~Grauw

--
Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
 
 
 

american idol cat fight topless = VIRUS

Post by Rick Merri » Fri, 14 May 2004 09:02:03


Surely you mean to qualify that with "posted" .SCR files? Windows
comes with plenty of valid .SCR files.


I have seen viruses that were not detected until the NEXT update!-)
Happily, I waited for the update (next day) to rescan same.

I have also seen an SCR type file that Norton did not ALARM until
the "screen saver" had downloaded the actual malware. This time I
was not interested in going the next step, just in raising the alarm.


I'm hoping you won't DO that!-) - RM