!!Microsoft IS sending ALL emails with update attachments. Please Read this!

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by helper, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. helper

    helper Guest

    YOU MUST open all attachments.

    Always REMEMBER:
    "If a MICROSOFT instructs you to run their program on
    your computer, its ALWAYS protecting your computer."

    Microsoft always DOES send updates as email attachments.

    "Authentic security bulletin mailers always provide the
    patch itself or a link to the patch; instead, of referring
    the
    reader to the complete version of the bulletin on our
    web site, which provides a link to the same patch"

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/authenticate_ma
    il.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.a
    sp

    PLEASE always click on any email attachment you we send
    you. Because it will most likely PROTECT YOU!!!!!!!
    Even if you're all protected always click on any unknown
    email attachments.

    Consider using these (free for home use) tools:
    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
    http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_download.html

    ALWAYS open any attachments.

    Consider using these settings in Outlook Express:

    Tools | Options | Security | Virus Protection

    Choose "Restricted Zone"
    Enable "Warn me when other applications trying to send
    mail as me"
    Enable "Do not allow attachments to be saved..."

    ALWAYS open any attachments.

    If you get infected, follow EXACT instructions from:
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/
    moval.tool.html
    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/swen.shtml#disinf
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

    On Windows XP enable firewall:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/networki
    ng/icf.asp

    Keep up to date with:
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    ALWAYS open any attachments.

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/basics.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/beyond_basics.asp

    ALWAYS open any attachments.
     
    helper, Sep 30, 2003
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  2. helper

    helper Guest

    imposter
     
    helper, Sep 30, 2003
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  3. This is one of the risks of anonymous communication mediums.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Sep 30, 2003
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  4. helper

    Harry Domain Guest

    How do you cancel a message that you post to NG?
     
    Harry Domain, Sep 30, 2003
    #4
  5. Look at message, cancel message, in the main window of Outlook Express.

    However, I don't believe cancels are accepted by this mailserver at the
    moment.

    If you can make a clear case for why it needs cancelling, I may be able to
    get it removed--send private email.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Sep 30, 2003
    #5
  6. helper

    S. Pidgorny Guest

    Sick sense of humor.
     
    S. Pidgorny, Sep 30, 2003
    #6
  7. helper

    YoKenny Guest

    Isn't it about time that the Web interface be changed to use the poster's IP
    address? This abuse will only get worse as these malicious persons
    continue to abuse the Internet.
    <snip malicious post>
     
    YoKenny, Sep 30, 2003
    #7
  8. helper

    YoKenny Guest

    Then how come so many posts are being canceled?
    microsoft.public.security.virus as well.
    <snip malicious post>
     
    YoKenny, Sep 30, 2003
    #8
  9. Microsoft's MVP's are giving that message loud and clear to the powers that
    be. The "web interface" is a sufficiently complex mechanism that the time
    for changes to it appears to be measured in years, however.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Sep 30, 2003
    #9
  10. I'm not sure what your evidence is for posts being cancelled.

    If you mean the actively infectious SWEN posts of greater than 106K
    size--those that get through the filters are being cancelled by a manual
    process.

    If you mean the posts that come up "no longer available", and then
    disappear--just wait. These are due to cluster synchronization issues--and
    they will re-appear once these issues are cleared up, or if you happen to
    connect to a more-up-to-date slave machine on a later access.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Sep 30, 2003
    #10
  11. helper

    YoKenny Guest

    I see. The response time of the news server has been horrible of late so I
    guess this is an effect of this.
     
    YoKenny, Oct 1, 2003
    #11
  12. Correct. The newsserver consists of a master, to which all incoming posts
    are made, and a number of slaves which provide for reading.

    My current modus operandi here is to stab at a reasonably high volume group
    (where I can expect the count numbers to change) and count seconds. If
    connecting is still there at the end of 3 or 4 seconds, I go to a group on a
    different server completely, or just get out of MSNEWS. I then go back
    perhaps 6 seconds later, and repeat the test. When I hit a responsive slave
    server, I start responding as best I can.

    You can change slaves between individual post responses, etc--it isn't
    something you can control, but look for a responsive one to start with,
    anyway.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Oct 1, 2003
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