Worm.SomeFool.Gen-1 = Real or Not?
Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:24 PM
The Spam Firewall found
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?
Posted 19 July 2004 - 02:00 PM
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...
Posted 19 July 2004 - 03:11 PM
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, 19 July 2004 - 03:19 PM.
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