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Re: Returned Mails
From: "Paul Kurczaba" <paul () myipis com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 21:14:46 -0400

This happens to me all the time. Companies cause more trouble than good when
they send out a virus warning to the "sender" stating that they have a
virus.

-Paul Kurczaba
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guru4u Support" <support () guru4u co uk>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 1:55 PM
Subject: Returned Mails


Hi,

This is probably a stupid question but I could do with some confirmation
of what I think is happening. I've been receiving a lot of 'return' emails
claiming
they have been returned as I have a virus. Example below:


A virus was found in a message sent by this
account.

--- Scan information follows ---

Result: Virus Detected
Virus Name: W32.Netsky.C () mm
File Attachment: posting.txt.com
Attachment Status: deleted

--- Original message information follows ---

From: ************* () guru4u co uk
To: ********.com
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 23:32:12 +0100
Subject: SPAM: the truth?
Received: from netcel.com ([80.42.154.232])
 by nospam.netcel.com (SAVSMTP 3.1.0.29) with SMTP id M2004042323185126674
 for ********.com>; Fri, 23 Apr 2004 23:18:52 +0100



I have up to now guessed these were down to 'someone' else's pc infected
with netsky or mydoom but after a lull I have been bombarded with loads
of such mails over the course of the day.

I would just like some reassurance that this is indeed due to other
people infected boxes rather mine. I have of course run several full
system scans with Norton av with the latest definitions etc and do use a
firewall, Spybot etc.

I've googled and this starts to confirm my suspicions but isn't
authorative.

Thanks in advance,

Guru



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