MyDoom Virus and Helproom

  Old Shep 13:23 03 Mar 04
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Over the last week I have been inundated with e.mails containing this virus. Obviously you have to open the attachment to get it but some just say 'click here' They have been from various e.mail addresses and also Animal Farm which seems to be a porn site or purporting to be. I have been getting on average 4 to 5 a day luckily my AV finds it and I delete them.
This got me thinking (very dangerous) I use the helpline a lot and have learned many things from it. When someone offers advice they put a web site to visit which comes up in blue as 'Click Here' Could some unscrupulous moron place a virus in a reply and when we innocently 'click here' we get it. Just a thought.

  Jester2K 13:40 03 Mar 04

Probably.

  Catastrophe 13:54 03 Mar 04

I agree. I recently visited a respectable website of a company offering computer related products and caught a virus. I phoned them and they knew it was there and were trying to remove it.

  Catastrophe 13:59 03 Mar 04

Correction. I didn;t actually catch it, but my AV warned it was there.

  Old Shep 14:12 03 Mar 04

Jester
If you think 'probably' then you may be right. You have given good advice in the past.
Catastrophe
Like the name - good one for this subject. Would this web site pick it up before we did I wonder.
Thanks for your comments

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