Netsky resurgence?

  Jeffers22 18:31 15 Feb 2005
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The last week or so I seem to be getting a minimum of one or two emails a day with the Netsky virus in an attachment, which AVG duly cleans up.

Is anyone else seeing this, or is it just me?

  bananaslik 18:39 15 Feb 2005

Hi Jeffers22,i run AVG but i have not had the virus as yet but i do seem to be recieving alot of spam e-mails with a great deal of attatchments.

  Jeffers22 19:06 15 Feb 2005

If you look at them you may find a message from AVG saying it has removed Netsky from the attachment.

  TonyV 19:18 15 Feb 2005

Jeffers22

I've been getting variations upon the theme of Netsky for about six months now. Fortunately my AV as well as my ISP stop them from invading my PC. I notice that the greater majority come in from France and click here in particular. I've set OE6 to block most of the addresses that come through like that, but there are the occasional aol and hotmail one that comes through as well.

Apart from the nuisance value of these things there seems little that can be done about them since it seems the senders are probably ficticious. There was one that came in from "[email protected]", which looked like the "Protector" turned "Provider!"
Cheers

  Gongoozler 20:56 15 Feb 2005

I have recently had an upsurge of these things, but my AV (Avast) has caught them all. This virus tends to come in waves as the computer of someone who has your email address but isn't AV protected is attacked. When this wave is over you will probably have a lull until another unprotected computer gets caught. The only thing you can do to minimise this menace is to spread the word about how good free AV programs are, and to encourage all your friends acquaintances and family to install one.

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