From: Terry Pinnell
Subject: Re: OT: Anyone seen these viruses?
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 15:46:31 +0100
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 14:46:35 +0000 (UTC)
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John Hall wrote:
>Where have you been hiding the past few months?
>Klez has been the most popular virus of recent times, and Bugbear has
>been in the headlines since last Sunday.
>You apparently have Norton Anti-Virus, since you scanned with it.
>Why is it not checking your email as it arrives, as it is for the rest
>of us? Were you allowing it's Live Update to keep you up-to-date on
>(Thinks - perhaps you just used their on-line check, and don't have it
Thanks for the responses. Since my post I've learned a lot more about
bugbear and its aliases, and must say it sounds pretty nasty.
Some good questions here from John. Maybe I have been less concerned
than I should have been. But I do have NAV (as part of Norton
SystemWorks 2002) and its automatic e-mail scanning is enabled.
However, even before this apparent evidence of infection, I'm not
convinced it's working properly.
Do you have it? Shouldn't there be a tray icon flashing during
incoming e-mail sessions? I vaguely recall that happened in the days
immediately after installation, although I may be confusing it with
the full 'auto-protect' icon.
Live Update has not been doing what I expected from it. It's enabled,
and I'd assumed that I would get automatic notifications when there
was anything new available, including virus definitions. Apparently
not. When I manually went to LU this morning, there *were* updates
(including presumably the bugbear stuff) and I duly installed them. So
it now looks as if I don't get notified when there are updates. Is
that correct, or is there a setting somewhere that will *automate*
this check at a frequency of my choosing? If not, what do other LU
users do? Perhaps run it via Task Scheduler?
As for NAV itself, I don't currently have that on the recommended
auto-scan, as I've never really trusted virus scanners running
permanently in the background.
I'd be interested to hear how other NAV users are configured.
Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK