View Full Version : Virus ~ worm ~ computer slow to shut down

01-12-2001, 12:01 AM
Until about a week ago I used to before going to work, check my Email, shut down Outlook express, shut down computer
everything went normal. But for the last week when I went to shutdown the computer, a warning message would come up saying something like 'waiting for program to end task' on Windoze 98SE
So I updated my free AVG anti-virus program that gave erevything a free bill of heath, Well less than a week now I have just download the newest update and it found a 'I-Worm/BadTrans' virus
in the system.

I am very careful, with attachments, I have no idea how this happened apart from the fact this Virus must of sneaked in Via a HTML Email, as I got some HTML Emails the other day with no text in the body & a attachment given as file size of 0 bytes,

On Wednesday night I found in the C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder some 'youarefat*.mp3.scr' files (note the double extension) which I deleted, So guess what? I have decided to stop buying biscuits and cakes

01-12-2001, 12:31 AM
RATS !!!

I forgot to say the free AVG Antivirus program you can get it from,


date 24/11/2001

01-12-2001, 12:38 AM
You've got the latest outlook worm going around (badtrans).

It uses a security hole in OE to run automatically.

The Register has an article (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/23016.html) with some links that should help, especially the messagelabs one. I hope you havn't been entering any passwords / creditcard numbers recently.

If you going to use OE you will have to check for patchs on windows update regularly.
The security hole badtrans uses has had a patch since march.

01-12-2001, 08:27 AM
Thanks BM
I can not aford to pay off credit card, and I make my own lunch.