From: Terry Pinnell
Subject: Re: OT: Anyone seen these viruses?
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2002 08:18:27 +0100
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 07:18:32 +0000 (UTC)
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>Having the files in your computer doesn't mean your computer is
>infected. If you had Klez, I doubt if you would be on the air right
>now as Klez is destructive. You only get infected when you run the
>tainted program. You mass email Klez, and other viruses, if you use
>Outlook for your email program and happen to run the tainted
>attachment (there are ways of making older versions of Outlook launch
>attachments without your consent). Always practice safe file
Thanks, and to other subsequent respondent to my post.
Turned out NAV or SystemWorks was broken. Had to uninstall and
reinstall to get it set up as it is now, i.e e-mail auto scanned, and
NAV itself on auto-scan. Surprised I had to do all the LU downloads
again. (I'd have expected all those files to be kept?) What about the
other NAV settings, such as this Bloodhound stuff?
Hopefully, those files did no damage. Needless to say, I exercise
great caution about what I execute, and *never* run unsolicited
attachments. BTW, why wasn't NAV able to delete them automatically
during the scan, and had to quarantine them?
Caught a couple more Bugbears since.
After reading up on W32.Bugbear@mm Removal Tool at
I'm reluctant to do that unless I see an overwhelming need, as it
apparently either requires re-starting System Restore or at best puts
my checkpoints at risk.
BTW, I'm getting a beep now from my System speaker during online
activity like sending a post, which I've never heard before. Is that
coming courtesy NAV?
Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK