I just wanted to give you all a headsup on a new virus that’s started spreading today. People are getting it like crazy and it’s a really tricky one so I thought I’d just warn you all about it now in the hopes that it’ll save even 1 person a little bit of headache.
If you get a message that looks like it’s coming from your internet provider, or any internet provider for that matter claiming that you’ve been sending Spam or viruses or that your email address is going to be taken away from you, ignore it and by no means open the attachment that comes with it. It’s not from your ISP at all, and the attachment is a virus disguised as an information package or some other sort of tool to help you get rid of whatever problem the email claims that you have. Here are a couple of examples of what these emails look like so that you know what to watch for. There are more, but these 2 should give you a pretty good idea of what the deal is.
Dear user of “Rogers.com” mailing system,
Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days,
to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
For more information see the attached file.
For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is
The Rogers.com team
Note that the Rogers.com site that is mentioned in the email isn’t even the support site for that company, it’s their main company website where you go to learn about them and buy services. Here’s a slightly different virus message designed to spread the same virus.
Dear user, the management of Uoguelph.ca mailing system wants to let
you know that,
Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing
from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean
your computer software.
Further details can be obtained from attached file.
Attached file protected with the password for security reasons. Password
The Uoguelph.ca team
Again, pretty clever trick including the correct website, or at least trying to. The site listed is actually the main page of the University Of Guelph and not the site for their computer support people.
I know that not all anti-virus programs have been updated to catch this virus yet but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. In the meantime, be careful and don’t open anything you don’t recognize and aren’t expecting. You should also keep checking for new updates to your virus scanning software if you have any. If you don’t, to be quite honest you have no business on the internet at all until you get something good, and I don’t mean that free piece of shit AVG which hardly even qualifies as software let alone anti-virus scanning software. If you want to get a really good and not very costly package click
and buy the anti-virus program that they have for sale there. I use it and I’ve never been able to give myself a virus. This program and a little common sense should keep you pretty safe. Just pay attention to what you’re reading and what you’re clicking on and you should be ok. Just be careful out there.
Ok, warning over. We now return you to your regular Vomit Comet retardedness.