Anybody else get emails with a re: subject line and pif attachments?

By 4511Tech ยท 4 replies
Aug 24, 2003
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  1. I have got at least a dozen wthin the last 2 weeks. It may have a re: subject but i never sent mail to them to reply. It has also sent email notification failures to me and at bottom it said check the attached files for more info....

    I read an artical that said the last couple of weeks 1 out of 17 emails had a virus. It was in the St.Petersburg Times.
    :confused: :confused: :dead:
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    You've been e-mailed a variant of the sobig virus.

    Story here.

    And here.

    You can check if you have this virus with this:

    page to help you.

    But, if you don't open the attachments inside the e-mails, you won't get infected.

    NEVER open an attachment from someone whom you don't know to be a trusted source.

    Always read the subject line and other details before opening an attachment inside any e-mail.

    Its probably best to delete any e-mails that you get that have these matching subjects, etc, as in the artcles I linked to above.
  3. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    I heard this virus can also come from people you know. So, just don't open any .pif or .src or the works.

    On notes of other viruses, don't open anything with double extensions like (for ex.) loveyou.exe.pce
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Most of them can come from people you know. One of the first things most viruses do is find your address book and email a copy of itself to everyone in it.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I'm not going to repeat what everyone said, ok well sort of. Just think a bit before you go opening attachments, unless you are expecting one from someone, AND you recognise the file format just dont' open it. Giving it a bit of thought before opening things will save you on ALOT of virii.

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