Warning of Worm. You may have seen this already

  Noels 23:48 26 Jan 04
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There is a very nasty new email worm spreading rapidly. This Mimail variant
arrives as both a zip and a plain screen saver. As always, do not open
these! Delete them immediately.

Some of the emails have text like this:
The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and has been sent
as a binary attachment.
or
The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary
attachment.

You should update The Cleaner definitions via MooLive or at
click here

It is also being called: MiMail.R, Mydoom, Shimg, and Novarg but they are
all the same.

Daniel Otis-Vigil
MooSoft Development
click here

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Incoming mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus (click here).
Version: 7.0.211 / Virus Database: 261.7.5 - Release Date: 26/01/04

  Diodorus Siculus 08:39 27 Jan 04

Bump

  Noels 09:18 27 Jan 04

Refresh

  husky dawn 17:32 27 Jan 04

is there any connection between this virus and the problems posted by pinnicat, with the email bounces???

just a thought

Dawn

  keith-236785 18:54 27 Jan 04

sorry for butting into your thread,

today i have recieved a few e-mails with the body

The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment.

i downloaded (but did not open) the attachment and then checked with AVG, it found the worm

I-WORM/MYDOOM

Please everyone be careful not to infect your system with this virus.

  Noels 19:33 27 Jan 04

husky dawn
I really don't know the answer to your question but I have Sygate Firewall installed and AVG.
Looking at the Sygate logs I see it has been blocking attempts by this worm about every 15 minutes. I received one e-mail which somehow slipped through the filter from what appeared to be a legitimate company. I didn't open it but right clicked to open properties and read that AVG had found a virus in the attachment. I promptly deleted the whole thing. I think if it hadn't been for the fact that I was aware that there is a nasty worm going the rounds I might easily have opened this particular e-mail. As paperman27 says be very careful indeed

Regards Noels

  Eastender 19:56 27 Jan 04

FREE Removal tools available click here

You need to register but it's quite painless.

  Noels 20:41 27 Jan 04

Eastender Good one thanks for that info. Regards Noels

  Taw® 21:08 27 Jan 04

bump

  Noels 21:16 27 Jan 04

Bump

  Bramblerose 21:55 27 Jan 04

I have had a couple of suspicious mails today, which I haven't opened but I have also had two returned mails which I haven't sent!!

One of them says...(I have changed my e-mail address to MYADDRESS but my name isn't James!!)

I have checked to see if I have this virus but the one I used from the Symantec site says I haven't got it - so why the returned mails? I also don't know the email address this returned mail came from


----------------------------------------------

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

[email protected]
SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO:<[email protected]>:
host mx.eunet.at [193.154.160.170]: 550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <[email protected]>
Received: from user-7455.l3.c5.dsl.pol.co.uk ([81.76.93.31] helo=MY ADDRESS.co.uk)
by tmailb2.svr.pol.co.uk with esmtp (Exim 4.14)
id 1AlaJ7-0007BS-EK
for [email protected]; Tue, 27 Jan 2004 20:59:37 +0000
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Hello
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 20:58:39 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0004_8E119725.1873B8D3"
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
Message-Id: <[email protected]>

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_0004_8E119725.1873B8D3
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="Windows-1252"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit




------=_NextPart_000_0004_8E119725.1873B8D3
Content-Type: application/octet-stream;
name="doc.zip"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="doc.zip"

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