Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: "Pentagone" AKA "Goner" Virus Alert!!!!




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    4,723

    Default

    Fairly breaking news!

    Pentagone virus spreads rapidly

    Wanted to give you a heads up.

    The worm arrives in a message with the subject "Hi" and the following text in the body of the e-mail:

    How are you ?
    When I saw this screensaver, I immediately thought about you
    I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!

    Attached to the message is what appears to be a screensaver file, Gone.scr, a compressed copy of the worm.



    when opened it proceeds to disable firewalls and AV software.

    Keep an eye outfor it!
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Bendigo Australia
    Posts
    1,788

    Default

    already updated virus p[rotection

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    4,825

    Default

    Guess we'll see how good the new Norton is. I just installed and updated the new Norton Internet Security 2002 and it's sidekick AV program.
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
    My Toys

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    4,723

    Default

    I would like to suggest at this time possibly putting a thread in the technical forum.

    I don't know that the Beer Garden is the best place to put this.
    (Maybe on second thought it is) I just want to get this warning in the hands of as many of the gang here as possible.

    Additionally, once it has been properly confirmed of course, an Admin might want to get a little something on the front page of TT for the loyal readers.

    We all gotta' work together if we're gonna' get through this!
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    3,280

    Default

    there is one bad ass one that gets sent through msn as well
    itr automatically sends it's self and when you ask "what is it?" it sends out lots of ";)" to you and then sends more of them. i got this yesterday, but luckily i got rid of it before my sister opened it.
    TT Original

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Thanks for the info there but I've been gettin' quite a few sent to me lately and most seem to be comin' from ppl who just read the Web News page which makes it quite frightening how many ppl out there have no or poor outdated virus protection and the main offender atm that I'm gettin' can be solved by upgrading to IE6. :eek:
    <center></center>

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Bendigo Australia
    Posts
    1,788

    Default

    this virus took out the ceo's comp today :D

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    I bet he was impressed too. :D
    <center></center>

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Bendigo Australia
    Posts
    1,788

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Thanks for the info there but I've been gettin' quite a few sent to me lately and most seem to be comin' from ppl who just read the Web News page which makes it quite frightening how many ppl out there have no or poor outdated virus protection and the main offender atm that I'm gettin' can be solved by upgrading to IE6. :eek:
    <center></center>
    yep - but you can only upgrade to ie6 with win98 and above

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Bendigo Australia
    Posts
    1,788

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    I bet he was impressed too. :D
    <center></center>
    she just complained that her address book was missing

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •