Win32/Netsky Virus

  Conny 22:12 29 May 2004

I have received over 30 emails today claiming that an email I tried to send contained the Win32/[email protected],1. virus. I have not sent any emails for over a week. The line reads, Your email contained the following virus and was stopped. Win32/[email protected],1. Subject Heading, Document. It is supposed to have been sent to, '[email protected]' Can anyone shed any light on this? I run AVG anti virus and a check of my system reveals all clear.
I am using XP Pro. Thanks.

  VoG II 22:15 29 May 2004

Somebody you know has netsky and/or your e-mail address has been spoofed. I've lost count of the number of these that I've had at work. Just delete the e-mail and carry on.

  stalion 22:16 29 May 2004

just delete them and if you want mailwasher it's here click here

  WaTcHiNg 22:17 29 May 2004

Someone who has your email address in their email address book has the virus not you.

The Netsky virus picks an address at random from the infected PC's address list and send emails out to lots of people but uses one address as the 'from address.

The simplest way to find out who has the infected PC is to make a note of the domains that they emails get bounced from (eg.,, and then try to work out who would have your email address and visit those sites.

I've used this method successfully twice now to track down who had an infected PC.

There are other technical ways to do this but they're not easy.

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