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By norhani ·
>I have received this (below) from my friend. Is this true?
>
>TQ.
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>Please act URGENTLY. VIRUS could be in your computer files now, dormant
>> but will become active on June 1. PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW TO
>CHECK
>IF
>> YOU HAVE IT AND TO REMOVE IT NOW. I FOUND IT AND REMOVED IT TODAY.
>> > It was brought to my attention yesterday that a virus is in
>circulation
>> via email. I looked for it and to my surprise I found it on mine. ..
>please
>> follow the directions and remove it from yours TODAY!!!!!!!
>> > I do not know how long it has been on my computer, but no Virus
>software
>> can detect it. It will become active on June 1, 2001. It might be too
>late
>> by then. It wipes out all files and folders on the hard drive. This
>virus
>> travels thru E-mail and migrates to the 'C:\windows\command' folder.
>To
>find
>> it and get rid of it off of your computer, do the following.
>> > Go to the "START" button.
>> > Go to "FIND" or "SEARCH"
>> > Go to "FILES & FOLDERS"
>> > Make sure the find box is searching the "C:" drive.
>> > Type in; SULFNBK.EXE
>> > Begin search.
>> > If it finds it, highlight it.
>> > Go to 'File' and delete it.
>> > Closethe find Dialog box
>> > Open the Recycle Bin
>> > Find the file and delete it from the Recycle bin
>> > You should be safe.
>> >
>> > The bad part is: You need to contact everyone you have sent ANY
>E-mail
>to
>> in the past few months. Many major companies have found this virus on
>their
>> computers. Please help your friends !!!!!!!!
>> >
>> >
>> > DO NOT RELY ON YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE. McAFEE and NORTON CANNOT
>DETECT
>> IT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT BECOME A VIRUS UNTIL JUNE 1ST.
>> > WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT OPEN THE FILE!!!
>> > Have a great day

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by Dustbunnyden_webmaster In reply to VIRUS

This is hoax, the filename is located on your computer, and was put there by Microsoft.

Check this link out
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html

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by Lo In reply to VIRUS

Hi - Would rely on Answer on #1.

Whithou checking I would expect this to be a hoax. Sometime back (1-2 years?) when I was looking at Virus stuff, what, how, etc. there was a comment that those that are technically defficient and can't create and distribute 'real' viruses, do similar to this.

The have similar look and feel: really important, catastrophic results, don't wait, do it NOW, be sure to send to everyone in the world, ...

Those of this nature (or even those that are really well worded) are usually a hoax (or in effect, the most simple of viruses, cause problems and spread).

Anything of this nature (or any other Virus warning) should be checked at a reliable Virus site (there are 2-3, don't remember the URLs, maybe someone that keeps up with them will post. Can probably find with a Search "VIRUS"). They not only post new and verified real viruses, but indicate if those such as this one are real, what happens if you follow the instructions, etc.

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by BeerMonster In reply to VIRUS

www.symantec.com has a link to their anti virus research center, thats what I always use and it's never let me down yet !

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