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25-06-2004, 03:58 PM

25-06-2004, 04:17 PM

25-06-2004, 04:22 PM
Sorry about that stu, wrong piece on clipboard. Try this one:


25-06-2004, 04:30 PM
Try these links

looks like we are in for more trouble.

25-06-2004, 04:35 PM
The mysterious infection appeared to target at least one recent version of software by Microsoft Corp. to operate Web sites, called Internet Information Server 5. The software is popular among businesses and organizations.

"Compromised sites are appending JavaScript to the bottom of Web pages," the government alert reported. "When executed, this JavaScript attempts to access a file hosted on another server. This file may contain malicious code that can affect the end user's system."

The implanted code apparently allows others to use infected computers to surreptitiously route Internet spam e-mails.

A spokesman for Microsoft declined to comment immediately. (Microsoft is a partner in the MSNBC joint venture.)

Wow... So, while Microsoft products are on something like 30% of all servers, they still predict there's enough potentcy to this security vulnerability to "bring down the net" ;-)

Does this affect Windows Only PC's by any chance?


pulling hair out
25-06-2004, 09:37 PM
Last night while visiting a favourite site, a small window popped up with a message that a Web update was available. (was like a normal window you get when one of your programs are informing you of anything , not a popup).
I was given a choice to download it or to be reminded about it later.
As I didn't know what it was about , just clicked remind later.

It hasn't appeared again since so don't know what it was really about.

Does this have anything to do with this Web attack thing?

25-06-2004, 10:13 PM
Sounds like that could be a result of the way you have automatic windows update configured. What is your operating system.

25-06-2004, 11:22 PM
>Does this affect Windows Only PC's by any chance?
Running IE of course. :)

25-06-2004, 11:33 PM
More Info: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39158636,00.htm

pulling hair out
26-06-2004, 01:44 AM
Hi gerrypics
Am on WinXP pro. Am doing the windows updates myself and have turned off automatic updates.
Have done a Windows update since I saw that Web Update and there were no updates that related to the message.
That's why I found it so strange.

26-06-2004, 02:27 AM
Hi Marg. The window you had may have been quite innocent, but as a rule if you get something pop up like that and you don't recognize it, it pays not to click either option it gives you, just push your esc button.

Murray P
26-06-2004, 02:32 AM
Marg, Best thing to do in that situation is to use Ctrl + Alt + Del and kill the process, that's if your firewall or updated Spybot with immunise turned on doesn't catch it forst up. Some of these things just rely on you clicking on then, the OK button is the forst option, the NO button means yes and the X in the the top right corner means run me now. Kill with pleasure and impunity ]:)

Cheers Murray P

PS. How are the nails. Hard as?

pulling hair out
26-06-2004, 01:53 PM
Thanks for the help.
Am getting a little paranoid with all the posts talking about viruses etc.
Should concentrate more on the fact that my computer is running so great :-)


PS Nails well worn down with all the typing I've been doing.

Murray P
26-06-2004, 02:42 PM
> Marg.
> PS Nails well worn down with all the typing I've
> been doing.

:O so that documentary on the telly is all lies, detergent doesn't help your nails if you soak in it. No wonder I haven't seen any improvement :(

Cheers Murray ;P