Strange Outlook email message

  exdragon 19:59 22 Oct 2007

Hi - I've just checked my messages and one flashed quickly on the screen and then vanished. I just caught the words 'To God be the Glory'. I can't find it anywhere - it's not in any of the folders, Review, Blocked, Deleted, Junk, nor is it still on the server.

Anyone know what it's supposed to be, please?

  Technotiger 20:17 22 Oct 2007

Dunno what it is supposed to be, but I would advise you to run your anti-everything programs to be on the safe side.

  jack 20:19 22 Oct 2007

Dont worry about it.
If it is a genuine mail from someone you wish to communicate- then it will come back.

Run you A/V scan to check that it is not the front end of a nasty.

  lotvic 20:19 22 Oct 2007

possibly the Gokar worm

Gokar is a combination of e-mail, IRC and IIS web worm. It was found in the wild early on December 13th, 2001.
Gokar sends itself via Microsoft Outlook,

read about it on F Secure Virus Descriptions click here
and/or on McAfee click here

  exdragon 20:35 22 Oct 2007

Thanks, guys - I ran AVG and it found nothing; I'm now going to run everything else I can find! I don't think it was genuine, as I also spotted the email address of a group whose message arrived at the same time.

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