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ziggy 18 202 England
30 Jan 2006 10:55AM
Had an email from w.morrison at regarding photos. It seemed to have a hoax exe file or something that may be doing something nasty to my desktop pc. Unable to email a; anyone else experienced this.

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keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
30 Jan 2006 11:00AM
Probably from the Total Business/Trader etc've been got at!!!
MartinjD 15 171
30 Jan 2006 11:01AM
same received today - dont open the attachments and bin it
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
30 Jan 2006 11:07AM
Just checked my mail box. Two from Total Business, one from Trader World and one from Mr W Morrison.
mlewis 15 1.5k United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 11:09AM
I have got the same as Keith. My ISP set me a virus notification email with them as well.
IanA 16 3.0k 12 England
30 Jan 2006 11:16AM
I've had three today, two from W. Morrison and one from Trader World. All had zip files attached. All went in the bin!

maggiem Plus
15 339 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 11:20AM
Awwwww! I've only had one - from "Campus Life", again with a zip file.
ziggy 18 202 England
30 Jan 2006 12:20PM
I did open the attachments; anyone had a bad experience? just finished Norton scan.....nothing found...dare I turn my pc off??
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
30 Jan 2006 12:34PM
It's turning it on after 3rd Feb you should be worried about.
akh Plus
16 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 12:49PM
I've just binned two - one from Total Business and the other from Trader world. Must be the day for them.
skeletor 16 1.7k England
30 Jan 2006 1:30PM
Also got one from "Campus Life" courtesy of a "Mr. Joseph Hope"

deviant 16 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 1:55PM
It's a fake mail for sure. The ones I've seen so far have .exe or .zip attached which puts a backdoor trojan program on your PC and a rootkit derived from Sony's DRM software then hides the offending files.

If you make a random text file in your system folder and then rename it $sys$whatevr.txt if it then vanishes you have the rootkit active on your machine. Cleaning instructions vary from version to version of virus but a good antivirus will identify and direct you too the appropriate solution.

Best thing just delete the mail.
Burgy_Tog 16 634 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 2:05PM
If you click on the link you will also find that it is nothing to do with the Guardian newspaper.
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 5:57PM
Just got home from work and found two emails from "Jamie" and somebody else stating they are from Total Business/Trader. Thought it was dodgy when [1]they said they had been trying to ring re the submitted image (not submitted anything to anybody), and [2]could I check the attached alterations to my image, which is now ready for the February edition....... Durrrr.... the February edition of any magazine would have been on the shelves about 2 weeks ago..
Deleted both then found this thread... glad I was not daft enough to open the attachments.

ziggy 18 202 England
30 Jan 2006 8:38PM
Thanks David...tried that, file is still visible. Have deleted both e-mails.

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