I recieved an e-mail from somebody (a business I think)claiming I had sent this virus to them and that their Panda Antivirus Platinum had disinfected it.
The message read:
'Panda Antivirus Platinum warning Sent by: my e-mail address> To: Their e-mail address> Subject: HI Date: 30/01/2004 12:58:08 sent by you.
For information a VIRUS was detected in the last mail.
# The file text.txt .scr inside: text.zip was infected by the virus W32/Mydoom.A.worm and has been disinfected'.
Firstly I never knowingly sent this e-mail and neither have this company's e-mail address on my computer or have ever heard of them. Secondly I run AVG and update every day without fail. How has this happened, as I am assuming it is legitimate.
How does this virus work? Is it likely to send itself to everyone in my address book as well? The destination address of this virus went to a 'clara.co.uk' address. I also have a 'clara.co.uk' address. Although I have three e-mail addresses and they received it from my 'btinternet.com' one. Is this just a coincidence?
I just ran AVG scan and discovered a trojan 'Proxy.BV' which I removed to the virus vault as the file 'could not be removed'. Is this the offender and what do I do with it now its in the 'vault'?
Lastly should I send a reply (or apology) to the aforementioned accuser or just leave it?
Not as bad as at the height of Sobig though. Someone in the academic community had obviously caught it and it had got hold of hundreds of ac.uk addresses. Everyone wasted a good few minutes every morning for a week or so deleting "returned" viruses that we hadn't sent.