From: Harvey Newstrom (mail@HarveyNewstrom.com)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 06:52:30 MST
There is an old hoax that is making the rounds again. I have seen a dozen
instances of this in the last 24 hours.
WARNING! The message about "sulfnbk.exe" being a virus is a HOAX. The
message tricks you into thinking that you have a virus and asked you to
delete a normal file found in Windows 95/98/ME.
You can read more about this hoax at the following links:
If you have already deleted this file, you can get it back from your Windows
installation CD by following the directions found here:
-- Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <www.HarveyNewstrom.com> Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <www.Newstaff.com> Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <www.Extropy.org> Cofounder, Pro-Act <www.ProgressAction.org> -----Original Message----- I had this on my computer!!!! You probably have it on yours!!!!! > I have picked up a virus that is transmitted automatically via address books. Because I have your address in my computer, it means that you're likely to have the virus. > > The virus is not detected by Mcafee or Norton, and lies dormant for 14 days before it then closes down your entire system. The attached letter is a simple yet effective method of finding and deleting the virus before it can do you any harm. Please act PROMPTLY! > > the directions for removing it are easy. > > 1. Go to "Start" then find or search" (depending on your computer) > > 2. In the search for "files or folders", type in sulfnbk.exe this is the virus. > > 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 on delete. > > 7. It will ask you if you want to send it to the recycle bin-say yes. > > 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- empty the bin. > > If you find it send this Email to all your address book, because that's the way it's transferred. >
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