Where's Delaine?


Posted by Dee in OR , Dec 02,2001,11:20   Archive
Has anyone heard from Delaine? I know Tenn. was having some bad storms. I'm worried about her!

Dee in OR




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Re : Where's Delaine? --- Dee in OR
Posted by Christel-California , Dec 02,2001,20:16 Top of Thread Archive
I've been wondering about her also, but I think she went to Texas to visit her son or somebody. I could be wrong.

Christel in Ca.




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I'm ok

Re : Re: Where's Delaine? --- Christel-California
Posted by Delaine Inman , Dec 02,2001,21:37 Top of Thread Archive
Sorry to worry you Dee and no I haven't been back to Texas. We had a problem with one of those real criminal type viruses or worms as they called it that tries to get your passwords and account numbers. We have a good Anti-Virus that kept it out but it was sent over and over and it took 3 days to get all the updates installed for this one so that our email and internet would work again.

We got over 5 inches of rain, but thankfully nothing worse. While my daughter is in school and working, I keep my granddaughter 2 afternoons a week and all day Fri.,Sat.,& Sun every other weekend and this was my weekend. Also been doing a little Christmas decorating, shopping and wrapping and I am exhausted. So that's why I've been a no show. Missed you guys too.




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Re : I'm ok --- Delaine Inman
Posted by kathy , Dec 03,2001,06:04 Top of Thread Archive
delaine, have been replacing my lightbulbs with the soft pink and frosted ones. i think it's helping. actually found the new blue ones at the local grocery store , haven't tried that one yet. glad you are okay. do you know the name of the virus or worm ?



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Dec 03,2001,15:43 Top of Thread Archive
W32/Badtrans@MM has been around since April and drops a password stealing trojan, a new vairant was discovered Nov. 24. "The mass mailing worm attempts to send itself using Microsoft Outlook by replying messages. It also drops a remote access trojan as a Backdoor-NKsvr. Once running the trojan attempts to mail the victim's IP address to the author and steal usernames, passwords, also contains a keylogger program capturing vital info such as credit card and bank account numbers. It will be from some one you get email from and the subject is often "Re:" May say "Take a look at attachment". It can hide in unopened email and go out to everyone in your address book. Some file names are: Card.pif, docs.scr, fun.pif, hamster.ZIP.scr, Humor TXT.pif, images.pif, New_napster_Site DOC.scr, news_doc.scr, Me_nude AVl.pif, PicsZIP.csr, README.TXT.pif, s3msong.MP3.pif, searchURL.scr, Setup.pif, Sorry_about_yesterday.Doc.pif,YOU_are FAT!.TXT.pif."

Mine came from daughter-in-law with subject Re: and notepad attachment with nothing on it. Our McAfee stopped it but it was sent several times and we had to get an update from Outlook Express 5.0 to something newer from Microsoft to be able to get out email and internet back up. PAIN IN THE BUTT and very scary. I have decided to stop using on-line banking.




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Re : Re:Virus Warning and virus name --- Delaine Inman
Posted by kathy , Dec 04,2001,07:04 Top of Thread Archive
my gosh, delaine, that is certainly a lot of technical information! recently i have had the password thing one my e-mail pop up and ask me for it. i just clicked remember my pswd. since it hasn't done this before do you think i should do something about this? who would i call even? i just recently had my macaffee virus protection updated . please reply.

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Re : Re:Virus Warning and virus name --- Delaine Inman
Posted by kerry horton (KERRY HORTON,kerry horton), Dec 04,2001,19:44 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Delaine:
Thanks for all of the information. I just updated my virus protection and "feel better" already.
:) Kerry in CT



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Re : Re: Re:Virus Warning and virus name --- kerry horton
Posted by kathy , Dec 05,2001,05:01 Top of Thread Archive
well, does anyone think i should do anything further about this? should i check something that would tell me there's something wrong on my computer?



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Re : Re: Re:Virus Warning and virus name --- kathy
Posted by kerry horton (KERRY HORTON,kerry horton), Dec 05,2001,19:32 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kathy:
I'll take an educated guess (from the school of hard computer knocks) and say, it is most likely nothing to be worried about, but I would definitely invest in one of the online virus protection products for your own peace of mind. For $29.00/yr you can at least know you have done everything possible to protect yourself. Check out McAfee.com or Norton.com.
I just downloaded the McAfee virus protection and then let it scan all of my files. It took about an hour to do the whole thing. I'm hoping an ounce of prevention will go a long way.
:) Kerry in CT




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Re: Re:Virus Warning and virus name /kerry and delaine

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Posted by kathy , Dec 06,2001,04:55 Top of Thread Archive
everthing was just updated here yesterday and so it's fine.



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Re : Re: Re:Virus Warning and virus name --- kerry horton
Posted by kathy , Dec 06,2001,04:55 Top of Thread Archive
everthing was just updated here yesterday and so it's fine.



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