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Virus Warning- avoid rockabillybass.com, other sites??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Bob Gollihur, Sep 19, 2001.


  1. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    You should note that I've never passed on a virus warning before, but this is one that grab you rather easily. If you are not running MS Outlook Express, you may have nothing to worry about -- but that program is automatically installed in most Windows applications, so caution is advised.

    I may be preaching to the choir in some of these warnings, but it is important.

    This virus can compromise web sites -- (fellow bassists) avoid Rockabillybass.com for the time being - I visited and the virus was blocked from downloading by my Norton Antivirus system -- but only because I updated the signature files this morning. It's fairly certain than many other sites have been attacked and are unknowingly attempting to distribute .EML files. If a site unexpectedly prompts you to download a file, refuse it.

    As always, never open email attachments, even from familiar sources, unless you have confirmed with the sender that it is legit.

    If you aren't running a virus program set to monitor all activity, you should be. And if it hasn't been updated in the last 24 hours (or less!), I'd update it immediately.

    There is a description of the worm at-
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.nimda.a@mm.html
    It will infiltrate a network if one machine receives it.
     
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    The webmaster reported and I verified it is ok now. But other sites.... ??
     
  3. whiteshadow

    whiteshadow

    Jul 3, 2001
    Ohio
    i don't know about sites but my school's system was hit with the MINDA virus and crashed our whole system, bummer