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Virus (Worm.SomeFool.Q) In Mail From You Is this a true virus/worm?

by SD / April 21, 2004 3:35 PM PDT

I received a message from "amavisd-new" <postmaster@oberon.virtualsw.es> advising: "VIRUS ALERT Our content checker found virus: Worm.SomeFool.Q in email presumably from you (giving my e-mail address) to the following recipient: "email alcalagres+general@[127.0.0.1]"

I did not initiate any e-mail to the above address. I ran a virus scan with Norton and it indicated there was not a virus on my computer. I also ran a scan with HouseCall and it indicated there was not a virus on my computer. I did a search for this and could not find anything on Norton -- Google turned up a site (www.wormbase.org/mailarch/wormbase/1383.html) however it gave no information other than the same message I had received "VIRUS ALERT Our content checker found...."

I have subsequently received two notices from e-mails that I did not send any mail to also advising that my mail could not be delivered and requesting I check my system for viruses. I've also received mail from two additional e-mail addresses that I did not send mail to.

Please advise if I should be concerned about this. Thanks!

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Re:Virus (Worm.SomeFool.Q) In Mail From You Is this a true virus/worm?

Hi,

seems you are NOT alone!

Have a look HERE

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SD, Your Address Has Been 'Spoofed' !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 22, 2004 2:34 AM PDT

Many of the new viruses have the ability to grab any e-mail address that's on the infected machine and place it in the "Sender" line. The infected message is sent and to the receiver, it appears as if it's coming from your machine, but it's not. If an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or end user, detects a virus in the message, they send a warning response to the "perceived" sender. Unfortunately, there aren't many things you can do about this type of problem except delete any messages that you aren't familiar with, just to make sure the YOU don't get infected.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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