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    Exclamation Not a virus , but then again

    I received a message about this new "threat" , it's in the wild as they say but I haven't received any complaints about it at my firm... then again it's new so it could take a week before my "customers" discover it

    What is it... it's these two programs someone can download at some website... with this programs you can watch funny cartoons... nothing wrong with that ...but..

    The people who download them start sending out emails and and possibly also IM messages.. hmmm if they start sending these emails through the global addressbook of the firm ... no thank you .. so it's not a virus but it can still produce some amount of traffic and maybe frustrations ...so I thought of mentioning it here.

    This comes from the website of Sophos and handles the files I was talking about.

    This is a part of it :
    App/ViewMov-A, App/Optimiz-A and App/CrmRest-A are a collection of internet-based applications for Microsoft Windows which have appeared on a website run by Avenue Media NV of Curacao. The applications are not viruses, but because of email traffic which can be generated by the applications, some users have become concerned.
    But I recomend you go see the site as well

    C.
    Back when I was a boy, we carved our own IC's out of wood.

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    The next step of Spyware. Scary stuff. This is why firewalls are a good thing

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    Sounds like some sort of email worm... though the IMing is a new step. Then again I've been hit by enough of the spam porn IMs (on my AIM) to drive someone crazy. Though is it a surprise that it attacks Microsoft products?!?! When will the M$ corp get their act together and start blocking this stuff from happening? No more patches to fix patches, just a general OS that doesn't have all these damn holes in them to create stuff like this Sophos worm like application.

    Just a thought...
    ~AciD
    [shadow]There is no right and wrong, only fun and boring...
    Formatting my server because someone hacked into it sounds pretty boring to me...
    That\'s why it\'s all about AntiOnline.com!
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    If you go to my site. http://itdepartment.0catch.com

    you can find a history of these hoaxy messages.

    Warning : my site is on a free host and sometimes hits you with popups and stuff.

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    Did I miss something, because I did not find Sophos listed on your hoax page, nor did I think this was a hoax... but then again it's Monday morning and I could still be brain dead from the weekend.

    ~AciD
    [shadow]There is no right and wrong, only fun and boring...
    Formatting my server because someone hacked into it sounds pretty boring to me...
    That\'s why it\'s all about AntiOnline.com!
    [/shadow]

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    Maybe M$ gets paid to allow this stuff to go by. I HATE THOSE POP UP MESSAGES IN WINDOWS XP....

    Honestly.... download some software to run scans on your computer about EVERYTHIng, Spyware, Worms, Viruses, Trojans, and any other crap. Many of the pple letting these programs run loose don't understand that they could seriously do damage to a machine...like these bloody spywares who keep poppin up on my computer and freezing the thing up when i try to close them. Too bad many of them are interconnected so for you to get rid of the spyware you have to delete the program u need too.
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    I doubt they get paid to keep them open... but I woudln't be surprised if Gates might try to save some money and not get too indepth with testing for holes in the security... plus no one to date has cared, they keep using M$ products. Just make sure you stay up to date...

    As for your popup problem, check this out:

    Thats a messenger service that is most windows computers. It allows messages to be sent by knowing the ip address of computers. To disable it in Windows 2000 go to start-->Programs--> Administrative tools--> services. Scroll down till you seee the messenger. Rightl click the highlighted line and choose properties then click stop.
    Also select disable or manual in the startup type scroll bar then click ok.

    I found this information here at http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~rakerman...e-mess-serv.txt
    That was taken from this thread


    ~AciD
    [shadow]There is no right and wrong, only fun and boring...
    Formatting my server because someone hacked into it sounds pretty boring to me...
    That\'s why it\'s all about AntiOnline.com!
    [/shadow]

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