Natasha Vita-More has had a a nasty infestation of several computer
viruses. These slipped in since we disabled the last virus checker that
only made things worse.
PLEASE DO NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS IN EMAILS RECEIVED FROM NATASHA IN THE
LAST FEW DAYS.
Natasha's computer was infected with at least these viruses:
TROJ_HYBRIS (with varying suffixes)
She is getting numerous emails supposed from "Jennifer", though this does
*not* appear to be the recent virus offering pictures of Jennifer Lopez. If
you see messages from that name, run a virus scan immediately.
We spent much of yesterday hunting down viruses and exterminating them. The
virus checking software got stuck after 15 minutes, claiming to have found
20,000 copies of one virus. (I think that was incorrect, and they were all
inside a zip file.)
Trend Micro's antivirus software, which we have now both installed, is
supposed to catch viruses in incoming email. However, it completely missed
one that I received this morning. I recognized it immediately by the text
and the attachment, and so deleted the attachment and message and emptied
the recycle bin.
Natasha may be offline for a couple of days, since it looks like one virus
corrupted system files, making her programs crash constantly.
I'm not sure I trust Trend Micro anti-virus software after it got stuck
last night (though eventually seemed to clean the computer), and then
missed a virus on my computer this morning. I've tried Norton and McAfee
before and didn't like them. Any recommendations?
Max More, Ph.D.
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