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From: George Smith <>
Subject: RE: [TSL] Virus
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 23:25:14 +0000
Norton has picked up and quarantined Badtrans about 30 time in the last 3
days and given me no trouble at all, but I run Liveupdate every two or
At 07:21 29/11/01 +1000, Keith Foster wrote:
>Just a quick note re virii.
>1.The new one does not necessarliy come as an attachment therefore can get
>through the Rootsweb system. Most of the early one from NZ were blank but
>opened the Media Played and gave you a piece of modern art.
>2.If you have any association with a second computer the virus may be in the
>second one. I have been accused of sending virus but my computer has always
>been clean but an associated one may not be.
>3. The latest Innoculate and Nortons do not pick up all of the new virus
>only most of them. I am not sure about McFee but I do know of a user that
>got multiple infections but not sure how up to date he was.
>4. The new Badtrans virus usually gets into a Restore/Archive file. If you
>can indentify that it is in there then virus programs can not clean it as
>the file is in use.
>Go to Control Panel
>Disable System Restore then reboot
>This has worked on all the computers I have found to be infected. A program
>from Trend called "HouseCall" (I have no association) is probably one of the
>better scanners but is not a protector
>From: George Smith [mailto:]
>Sent: Wednesday, 28 November 2001 8:24 PM
>Subject: [TSL] Virus
>Whilst appreciating the listers warnings of Viruses can ask all of you to
>ensure you have a good anti-virus programme in stalles and you keep it
>up-dated and those of you who have an application be sure to update it at
>least once a week. If you all do this there will be no need to send these
>My Norton anti-virus has picked up and quarantined at least thirty viruses
>in the last three days.
>George Smith <>
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