View Full Version : A Email from another dick head (anti-virus warning)

02-04-2002, 07:05 AM
While I made the last posting to the group just a minute ago I downloaded
two Emails as seen below, if you get a Email don't take any notice JUST KEEP

********************* the start of junk mail **********************

Dear Everybody,

We have unwittingly just been infected with a virus from someone's email.
The virus sends itself to all the addresses in the address book of the
computer it has arrived at. Since you are in our address book, it will may
get to you. Take the time and remove it now - the instructions are easy to
follow and we got rid of the virus in about 30 seconds.Some versions of anti
virus software including Norton and Inoculate T have not been able to detect
it. It is said the virus hides in the computer for 2 weeks and then damages
the disk irreparably. The virus is called sulfnbk.exe. Many apologies for
the trouble this is causing.

1. Go to 'Start' and click on 'find'.
2. In the box 'find files or folders' write sulfnbk.exe (the name of the
3. Make sure you are searching in the C-Drive (check in the box marked
'Search in').
4. Click on 'Find'
5. If the file is found you will see an ugly black icon with the name
sulfnbk.exe. The file is a program. DO NOT OPEN IT!!! If it does not appear,
try the same procedure again.
6. Click on the RIGHT button of the mouse, on the file, and then click on
'delete' with the LEFT button of the mouse.
7. You will be asked if you want to send the file to the wastebasket -
respond YES.
8.Go to the Desktop (where all the icons are), open the wastebasket and
eliminate the file, manually or by emptying the entire wastebasket.
9. If you find this virus in your computer, send this email to all the
people in your address book, because the virus is transmitted in this way.
If you don't warn them, aside from ruining their hard disk, it will come
back to you, if you are in their address book.
Once again, apologies

I also deeply apology for any difficulty this may cause.
Jerry McKoon

********************* the end of junk mail **********************

02-04-2002, 07:21 AM
Sorry I just posted to a newsgroup before going to F1, but still always keep your anti-virus program up to date they will keep virus away and disregard any Email mail telling you to delete files.

02-04-2002, 07:29 AM
Don't you just love 'spam' from well meaning 'friends'. As you are probably already aware this is a hoax message anyway.

02-04-2002, 02:56 PM
Hey, don't forget to clarify to people that this is a hoax and that sulfnbk.exe is a required Windows file! Someone's going to read your posting and do the silly thing.