VIRUS WARNING - E-Mail Attachement [Pretty Park.Exe] - VIRUS WARNING

VIRUS WARNING - E-Mail Attachement [Pretty Park.Exe] - VIRUS WARNING

Post by Chuc » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00

The links in the last message MAY have been broken, these should work...

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Please forward to EVERYONE on your mailing list!!!
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Some of you will not reconize my e-mail address, I have several, and you are
in my list (we have communicated via e-mail before). You are at risk, please
take steps to protect yourself. READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE!!!
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I received an e-mail a couple of days ago from a "Mark & Lyn". I assumed
that
it was from some member here at the RV park, who's name I did not recognize.
I came to find out this morning that the file attached to that message is a
virus.
The file is named Pretty Park.exe

Pretty Park is a privacy invading worm. Every 30 seconds, it tries to
e-mail itself to the e-mail addresses in your Microsoft Outlook address
book. It has also been reported to connect your machine to a custom
IRC channel for the purpose of retrieving passwords from your system.

My apologies to all who may have received it via me...

Chuck
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Details of the e-mail message are at the bottom, here are some links
to clean the program off your system... and prevent further problems.

For info on the virus, and a program to clean it off your system,
go here...  http://www.getvirushelp.com/PrettyPark/info.ssi

If your using Microsoft Outlook (comes with Internet Explorer), go
here for a program that will scan your e-mail for attachments containing a
virus...
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10093-100-907946.html?tag=st.dl....
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If your using Microsoft Outlook 97, go here for a security update...
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10063-100-911311.html?tag=st.dl....
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If your using Microsoft Outlook 98, go here for a security update...
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10063-100-911308.html?tag=st.dl....
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If your not using any kind of Virus Scanner go here and download the
best... McAfee Virus Scan (it's a big file, but worth the download time)...
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10093-100-909955.html?tag=st.dl....
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This is the 'header' information from the e-mail that contained the virus...
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X-Track2: 2
X-Track: 1: 40
Received: from pimout7-ext.prodigy.net (HELO pimout7-int.prodigy.net)
(207.115.63.106)
  by mta124.mail.yahoo.com with SMTP; 21 Feb 2000 20:38:12 -0000
Received: from smtp.prodigy.net (STCDB102-25.splitrock.net [209.252.191.25])
 by pimout7-int.prodigy.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id PAA210936;
 Mon, 21 Feb 2000 15:32:26 -0500
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 15:32:26 -0500



Subject: C:\CoolProgs\Pretty Park.exe
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
 boundary="----=_NextPart_60406"

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This is the message itself...
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Test: Pretty Park.exe  :)

   Mark  &  Lyn

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