fake virus, but...

Joanne H. Powell jhpowell at iea.com
Sun Dec 23 07:08:37 PST 2001


I received the following information from my sister. I have sent out some
messages and replied to some messages so thought I should send this to you.
AOL says this is a hoax virus but I took it off my system anyway. There's
enough garbage on my hard drive without hoax virus files sitting there! And,
of course, there's always this sneaking suspicion that somewhere in that
file there really IS something lying in wait. E-mail paranoia strikes
again!!

Here's the message I received:

"The virus apparently lies dormat for 14 days and then wakes up and
somehow damages files on the hard drive.
To determine if you have the virus and remove it:
1.  Go to start -- then to "Find" or "Search"

2.  In the Search for file or folders type in
sulfnbk.exe

3.  In the look in make sure you are searching Drive C

4.  Hit Search button (or find)

5.  If this file shows up (it's an ugly blackish icon that will have the

name sulfnbk.exe) DO NOT OPEN IT

6.  RIGHT CLICK on the file -- go down to delete and left click.

7.  Click on yes and send it to the recycle bin.

8.  Go to your desktop (where all your icons are) and
double click on the recycle bin.

9.  RIGHT CLICK on sulfnbk.exe and delete again - or empty bin."


Regards, Joanne
Reardan (Spokane) WA
mailto: jhpowell at iea.com



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