Deletes whole C Drive?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hndlthis, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Is there a new virus out that is spread by email that can delete your whole c drive?

    I was just 'warned' about it in an email from my cousin, but she often (about 97% of the time) gets fake emails warning her about these viruses that can do such things from her friends...
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Nothing springs to mind. Generally sweeping statements like 'it wipes your c drive' do come from people who don't know what they are on about. Very few viruses have ever done this.

    Unless the virus warning comes from a trusted source ignore them.

    I should not have to tell you, don't open attachments and keep your AV up to date. If you do that you have no need to worry :)
     
  3. Clirion

    Clirion OSNN One Post Wonder

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    While it won't wipe your entire C Drive. MyDoom.F will target Excel,Word,PowerPoint,BMP,JPG,and GIF files. This varient hit yesterday. Advice about AV Updated and not opening stranger email works great for not getting it though. :)
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    worst luck it's the ignorance of those sending the emails out that cause more internet traffic than the worms/viri themselve's do. you need to wake her up into deleteing and ignoring then ;)
     
  5. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    maybe hndlthis means W32.Netsky.B@mm
     
  6. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    it doesnt delete but spreads through shared folders and through email
     
  7. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    never heard of a virus that can wipe out entire hard drive but u never know :p just find out what virus your cousin was refering to and google it..
     
  8. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    I have no idea what she was talking about. The text in the email looked like it was typed by someone who didn't know what they were talking about... something like... "Be careful!!! Don't open any attachment with the subject "WTC: World Trade Center!!! It has a virus that deletes your whole hard drive!!!!!".

    So stupid...

    I was just curious anyway. I'll give her the Symantec site so she can look there for updates on such things. Not these amateur friends she has...

    Thank you!
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    "OMG: LIKE DONT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS,,, OK???! CUZ lke LOL i dont know it messes up ur whole pc!" - if i read that i would laugh my ass off
     
  10. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    I had a buddy send me an email saying that there could be a virus in your computer and do a search for this certain file can't remember the name of it so he searched for this windows file and deleted it lmao :p i called him up right away to make sure he does not delete this file but i was too late lol he had to format a couple days later because of this bogus email..my point is do not believe everything u read! ;)
     
  11. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Oh, it's not me that read these aweful things lol. It's my cousin. I don't open any spam mail... especially email attachments in the spam.
     
  12. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    Reg.Regbomb.Trojan has been the only real effective attempt at formatting your C:\. Most other viruses that have attempted this do not work.