Mr. Broyles, I have the virus you sent me. In response to my plea for help,
I opened your attachment attachment reading "take a look at the attachment"
and receiving a message error reply: faulty transmission or corrupted files.
A total scan with Norton did not detect the virus but am receiving mail
addressed from me to others and from me to me.
How do I get rid of this upsetting nuisance?
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Broyles <deeds(a)ultranet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:52 PM
Subject: [DMU] Email problems -- Badtrans virus
If you sent us an email in the past week or so and did not receive a
If you received an email from us in the past week and it has an
delete the mail.
We've been experiencing strange email problems the past few days, in a
number of cases receiving emails from ourselves! The problems have been
traced to a virus we picked up when we apparently violated our rule of
opening attachments. The problem has been fixed here, but you may
run your virus scanner. The virus is only two weeks old.
Symptoms: email with odd attachments named <something>.pif or
Behavior: automatically responds to emails you leave unopened, changing
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