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TomKel

Worm.SomeFool.Gen-1 = Real or Not?

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I received a mail stating that "barracuda.provident.com (Spam Firewall)" had found a Worm supposedly in a mail I sent out.

"VIRUS ALERT

The Spam Firewall found

virus: Worm.SomeFool.Gen-1

banned name: document.pif

in your email to the following recipient: "

Note that the recipient address is not one that I ever sent mail to.

Is this a real warning?

Do I possibly have a Worm called "SomeFool.Gen-"?

Is this mail itself just a Spam/Hoax mail?

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Hi,

It is beleived to be related to the Netsky Virus, and reported to be a mass mailing worm. You can go into the registry to remove it or run a virus scan. Or you can go to www.symantec.com and look up Netsky and use their tool or instructions to remove it...Keep us posted...

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No, it is not a real warning. It looks like it is a bounced e-mail from a spoofed address or a worm attempting to propagate.

It does not necessarily mean that you sent the virus or that you are infected.

However, the email that you have recieved could very well carry a virus with it.

 

Instead of blindly editing your registry attempting to remove a worm that you may or may not have, I would suggest that you run a full system scan with an updated virus scanner.

Edited by Trilobite

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