4MB Megabyte Connection - virus

  Air_Man 12:05 31 Aug 2005

I recieve the below email recently:

Message read:
Hello from NTL Internet!

Recently we have undergone changes in the way we operate. From now on you can
get a 4 megabyte connection speed as standard and we are happy for all our
existing customers to benefit from our new high-speed Internet access.

For ease of use we have attached the new settings needed to enable this
option. Please run the attached tool and follow the on-screen options. The
process is fully automated so you need not worry about manual configuration.

If you find any problems then please contact us on 0845 600 600.

Virtually yours,

Sandra Hays

NTL Communications

This email is for information only. Please do not reply!

And there was a zip file attached.

Like a greedy duffer - I fell for this. AVG showed nothing (well it is free I suppose).

Anyway, despite a fair amount of Googling which has indeed shown this is a virus, I can find no details what it does, how, when etc, and more importantly how to remove it.

Anyone got any more info on this.

How stupid do I feel....

  ACOLYTE 12:13 31 Aug 2005

What file was inside the zip file? and name of virus?

  Air_Man 12:24 31 Aug 2005

I think it was something like "NTL Connection Kit.exe". I've no idea of the virus name. When executed, it didn't appear to do anything and I have noticed nothing particularly strange since.

  dave_and_confused 13:36 31 Aug 2005

Are you sure it's a virus then?

Try submittingn the file to:

click here

click here

click here

They will scan the file and confirm if it's a virus or not - well at least if a dozen or so virus scanners think so anyway.

  dave_and_confused 13:37 31 Aug 2005

Have you connected NTL yet?

  dave_and_confused 13:40 31 Aug 2005

connected = contacted...

Ah i see.. click here

  Air_Man 06:57 02 Sep 2005

No - I deleted the mail and attachement after I realised (stable door and bolted spring to mind).

Before trying NTL, I thought I'd try the place that is much more likely to be able to help - here!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 08:00 02 Sep 2005

Why not phone NTL and ask them if the email is a hoax?


  Air_Man 07:33 03 Sep 2005

I think I'll do that - although I doubt whether they'll be able to help if it is - and it is a virus.

Thx all.

  mark2 07:43 03 Sep 2005

There was a similar hoax targetting BY, BT and many others recently, cleanup instructions were posted for the BT version click here**&p_faqid=1258

  mark2 07:45 03 Sep 2005

try this link click here

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