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This is to let you know that you need to be on the lookout for viruses.
The BadTrans is going around again (still??) and, earlier, I had to remove 2
subscribers because they were infected.
I do not want this to now become the topic of discussion. If you want, you
can e-mail me privately on this. I have, as of this evening received 4
infected e-mails, from 3 different people, so it is VERY important that we
do discuss this now. But please remember if you want to discuss it further,
contact me off-list.
The following is from the Symantec.com (NORTON ANTI-VIRUS) website, found
Discovered on: November 24, 2001
Last Updated on: November 24, 2001 at 12:19:48 PM PST
W32.Badtrans.B@mm is a MAPI worm that emails itself out as one of several
different file names. This worm also drops a backdoor trojan that logs
This worm arrives as an email with one of several attachment names and a
combination of two appended extensions.
The list of possible file names is:
The first extension that is appended to the file name is one of the
The second extension that is appended to the file name is one of the
The resulting file name would look something like this:
When executed, this worm copies itself as kernel32.exe in the
"\windows\system" directory. It then adds the following registry value:
1. Corporate email filtering systems should block all email that have
attachments with the extensions .scr and .pif.
2. Users should not open any emails with an attachment that matches the
names listed above. Any email that has such an attachment should be deleted.
1. Run LiveUpdate to make sure that you have the most recent virus
2. Start Norton AntiVirus (NAV), and make sure that NAV is configured to
scan all files. For instructions on how to do this, read the document How to
configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files.
3. Run a full system scan.
4. Delete all files that are detected as W32.Badtrans.B@mm.
5. Remove the registry value listed above.
DO NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS FROM ANYONE YOU DON'T KNOW! I would recommend
for everyone, if they don't already, to get some type of anti-virus
protection for your computer. There are really good ones out there, and some
are even free, so please, protect yourselves!
BadTrans is sneaky, it will appear as a response to an e-mail you sent,
since it replys to unanswered mail. Remember, you will NEVER receive an
attachment from RootsWeb............they come from the individuals computer
that has become infected. Most of the time, they are not even aware that
they have it. And also remember that there are SEVERAL different versions of
BadTrans, this is only one.
PLEASE watch out for yourselves. If anyone needs help finding anti-virus
software, or if you have any questions, please contact me OFF list.
List mom for the ACHOR, ACHORD, AR-CIVIL-WAR, AR-OLD-NEWSPAPERS,
AR-RAILROADS, AR-SAWMILLS, ARKANSAS SURNAMES, ARKANSAS, BLACKSMITHING,
CANCER-SUPPORT, COUNTRY-MUSIC, ESSEX, FLINT-KNAPPING, KID-CRAFTS, LAKEY,
OBER, OUTLAWS OF THE OLD WEST, PEOPLES, SHATSWELL, STODGHILL, TELEVISION,
VILLINES, VIOLIN-MAKERS, WOODWORKERS and WORZ mailing lists.
I don't know if you have seen this or not, or if anyone is interested, but
thought I'd pass this along, just in case! :-)
Subject: [ARK] Free DAR Lookups
Some volunteers from the society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution ( DAR) and the DAR message board have
established a wonderful new program for
users of Rootsweb. These volunteers will do lookups in their
database and records if you think one of your ancestors served
in some capacity during the American Revolution. These volunteers
have more databases that are available to them than the ones
commonly used by the search engines.
A recent check has verified that there has been at least one
patriot of this family served in the American Revolution.
The process to check on the details of the
verified patriot or someone else that you are
interested in is fairly simple :
You can then also find out if others have become DAR members
by using that Ancestor. This may show you other descendants
( cousins and also may provide some documentation that you
may be able to use in your application!
Go to the DAR message board:
There are two ways to do that:
organizations and societies
Or if you want the easy way :-)
Address your message as follows:
subject : DAR Lookup > surname> location > dates
In the body of the message put the information regarding
the person that you are interested in.
Be sure to fill out the surnames box at the bottom since the
new search engine will be keying on that item.
Leave the email response box checked and you will be
notified when the DAR volunteers respond .
Give them a week or so to get to your request.
We really appreciate their efforts.
This info can be key for:
a: joining these prestigious organizations ( DAR & SAR)
b: sending a request for the copies of the files that were
submitted and the information they have available.
Many thanks to:
Glenda Thompson DAR VIS Volunteer
Vice Chrm. Patriot Lookup
for organizing this effort and all the many volunteers that
are donating their time and effort to us instead of pursuing
their own ancestors,
John A Hansen
DAR board admin.
BTW: Please forward this message to other lists and boards
that each of you are involved in.
A word of thanks to each volunteer that does this work
and especially the one that responds to your post would
probably be highly appreciated.
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your WELCOME message FIRST
then contact stephenL(a)indiana.edu
I just wanted to let you all know that if you have posted a message to
the list today, November 18th, and have not seen it come through to the
list, you will need to re-post it.
Rootsweb was down today and all messages posted during the last 12 hours
have been lost.
Fortunately, this problem has been taken care of and things are now back
to normal! :-)
List mom for the ACHOR, ACHORD, AR-CIVIL-WAR, AR-RAILROADS, AR-SAWMILLS,
ARKANSAS, BLACKSMITHING, CANCER-SUPPORT, COUNTRY-MUSIC, ESSEX,
FLINT-KNAPPING, KID-CRAFTS, LAKEY, OBER, PEOPLES, SHATSWELL, STODGHILL,
TELEVISION, VILLINES, VIOLIN-MAKERS, WOODWORKERS and WORZ mailing lists.