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warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-18-2003 18:16

Claiming to be from M$.
Too pathetic on both sides of the fence.

quote:
Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected

Attachment: patch.exe



edit: Grrrr!



[This message has been edited by warjournal (edited 09-18-2003).]

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-18-2003 19:06

It's kinda funny, but also kinda sad that people still buy these stories... anyway, you live, you learn.

'sides, I don't trust anything that says 'dear friend'.

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-18-2003 21:03

Don't be surprised if that turns up in you email for the next several days. I had a hell of a time stopping the incoming. Piss me off!

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-19-2003 00:29

They would be more believeable if they used the right sentance structure....

[This message has been edited by Wolfen (edited 09-19-2003).]

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 09-19-2003 19:58

My IT department sent some urgent warnings around thismorning, as a handful of people here received this email and went right ahead to open up the file =)

Damn, this place is filled with morons

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-19-2003 21:54

ah, i receive these patch spams all the time....very buggy

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 09:29

I don't really open messages that I'm not really fond of or particularly familiar with.

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 09:39

If you have _any_ doubt about the origin of a message, and if it has a file attached (this is easy to know without opening the message), just delete it and don't waste your time. Better safe than sorry.
If you have doubt but the message has no file attached, you can open it and waste your time a little.

I don't understand. It's always the same old story over and over again, and these people don't get it! What are they? Morons, unliterate, too curious or just lazy?

It's been a while since I uninstalled my anti-virus and still no virus has gotten me (I do have a firewall), never ever! I am not that smart, I am just conscious about the problem.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-23-2003 14:53
quote:
I don't understand. It's always the same old story over and over again, and these people don't get it! What are they? Morons, unliterate, too curious or just lazy?



That's "illiterate"

I have been FLOODED with these freaking emails. I had 86 of them yesterday! I know I don't have the virus on my computer but what virus is it? I am going to see if my ISP has some type of block for these but I would like to know what the virus is.



Later,

C:\


~Binary is best~

prawnstar69
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Loughborough, Leics. UK
Insane since: Sep 2003

posted posted 09-23-2003 18:09

i got this e-mail, it's quite well done, well, it would be if it were in english.

i didn't fall for it though, it's too obvious to me and i'd never download anything from an e-mail unless i was expecting the file,

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 07:38

I have a friend [the one who just love Avril] who have been hacked quite often by somebody she doesn't know, she told me so I just sent this guy something to do on his screen. She just doesn't learn from the past, how could a person like my friend be hacked by the same person that have hacked her before? This is really interesting. She probably didn't read whomever it was from.

[This message has been edited by Yannah (edited 09-24-2003).]

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-24-2003 07:46

These emails appear to be from the W32.Swen.A@mm virus, a mass mailer with it's own inbuilt SMTP server, a trend it seems now-a-days. I'm running a removal tool on it now, then I'm going ot download and apply the patch for it. I'll let you know when I find out where to get the patch from...

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 07:49
quote:
That's "illiterate"


Uhmmm, my Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, version 3.0, tells me that it does exist the word "unliterate", as an adjective. Since I am not a native English speaking guy, many times, before using a word, I take a look at the Dictionary, to make sure it at least exists and I had done such before using this word.
It also does exist "illiterate", and it seems to be much more often used than unliterate (now that you mentioned it), but still, unliterate at least exist, I am not quite sure it may mean the same thing as illiterate and I did mean illiterate, but it exists!

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 08:47

well, "un" means not, then "literate" means literate. So it probably does. I think so too!


My Detention Room

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-24-2003 10:17

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

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