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From: Carol <>
Subject: [[MIMANIST]] Re: [[MIMANIST]] VIRUS ALERT!
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 20:53:33 -0500
Disregard the warning in the original message -- it is probably a hoax
warning. Here is what the Symantec site has to say about the
"The following hoax email was first reported in Brazil. The original
email is in Portuguese; it is followed by several other versions.
CAUTIONS: This particular email message is a hoax. The file that
is mentioned in the hoax, however, Sulfnbk.exe, is a Microsoft Windows
utility that is used to restore long file names, and like any .exe file,
it can be infected by a virus that targets .exe files.
The virus/worm W32.Magistr.24876@mm can arrive as an attachment named
Sulfnbk.exe. The Sulfnbk.exe file used by Windows is located in the
C:\Windows\Command folder. If the file is located in any other folder,
or arrives as an attachment to a email message, then it is possible that
the file is infected. In this case, if a scan with the latest virus
definitions and with NAV set to scan all files does not detect the file
as being infected, quarantine and submit the file to SARC for analysis
by following the instructions in the document How to submit a file to
SARC using Scan and Deliver.
If you have deleted the Sulfnbk.exe file from the C:\Windows\Command
folder and want to know how to restore the file, see the How to restore
the Sulfnbk.exe file section at the end of this document."
To read more about it, see
Carol S. [original "warning" follows}
Barbara Parker Narita wrote:
> A check of my computer showed this virus so I, in turn, am forwarding
> this to all of you. My apologies. Whatever this little bug is, it got
> through my defenses. Thought you would rather check than be sorry.
> Happy Holidays
> Barbara Parker Narita
> i got this virus and chances are you have it too since you
> are all in my address book. It lies dormant for 14 days,
> and then kills your hard drive. Here's how to stop it. If
> you've got it, send this to everyone in your address
> . Remove it by following these steps:
> 1. Go to "start" -then to "find or search" (depending on your
> 2. In the "search for files or folders" type sulfnbk.exe -- this is
> 3. In the "look in" make sure you're searching Drive C4. Hit "search"
> button (or find)
> 5. if this file shows up (it's an ugly blackish icon that will have the
> "sulfnbk.exe) DO NOT OPEN IT!!
> 6. Right click on the file - go down to delete and left click.
> 7. It will ask you if you want to send it to the recycle bin, say yes.
> 8. Go to your desktop (where all your icons are) and double click on
> the Recycle Bin.
> 9. Right click on sulfnbk.exe and delete again-- or empty the bin.
> If you find it, send this e-mail to all in your address book, because
> that's how it's transferred! ______________________________________
> > >Andrew P. Johnson, Ph.D.
> > >The Center for Research and Talent Development
> > >313 Armstrong Hall
> > >Minnesota State University, Mankato
> > >Mankato, MN 56001
> > >email:
> > >email:
> > >phone: 507-389-5660
> > >phone: 507-345-1375