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05-04-2004, 05:25 PM
Has anybody getting weird emails lately?
The email contains and attachment and the body of the emails say something like this:
Partial message is available!
-- Error: llegal signs in Mail-Routing
-- Mail Server: ESMTP VX32.9 Version Betha Alpha

*** Mail Scanner: No Virus found
*** NETSCAPE Anti Virus
*** http://www.netscape.net

It contains an attachment but the attachment isn't a virus.I got an email from my paradise account and hotmail too.
saying that Thanks for your results and the email had an attachment with an extension .pif
The attachment doesn't contain any virus

Whats going on?Seem to be getting these weird emails for the past 3 days.
Has anyone getting any strange emails like that?

05-04-2004, 05:29 PM
See thread "Suspicious message"'

Jim B
05-04-2004, 05:45 PM
Virus emails are everywhere at the moment and if your ISP filters for viruses you may not be aware of the extent problem.

Any email with a .pif attachment is a virus.

There can be a delay in anti-virus systems being updated for a new virus so some may get through so delete any emails with an attachment from an unknown address. Do not be tempted to open the attachment regardless of how genuine or convincing the message may be.

Billy T
05-04-2004, 06:08 PM
> *** Mail Scanner: No Virus found
> *** NETSCAPE Anti Virus
> *** http://www.netscape.net

Did you see This Post (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=45819&message=258361&q=McAfee#258361) Tammy? You might recognise some similarities.


Billy 8-{)

06-04-2004, 04:23 AM
Hmm netscape doesn't even have an anti virus by itself so that was like BUSTED.lol.
I wonder where all these weird emails are coming from

Billy T
06-04-2004, 10:52 AM
> I wonder where all these weird emails are coming from?

Weird and twisted people Tammy, with time on their hands and nothing better to do.

I sometimes wonder if they ever get infected by their own or other people's viruses.:D


Billy 8-{)

Noel Nosivad
06-04-2004, 11:08 AM
Hey yingxuan,

A lot of the weird emails are hard to discover the original location, there's a lot of email spoofing, however, people who do get infected, the virus is capable of it's own builtin SMTP engine so that it can email itself from that infected user.

The virus usually originates from the infected user, it's then left in the wild to spread, some people could continue to have the virus and not know it's there, so that's why the virus is never eliminated.

Noel Nosivad