Stupid KLEZ worm

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  1. Zen Butler

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    Well my regulars, I can only PM you back between 8-6 on the weekdays, my laptop was hit with that lame WORM_KLEZ.H virus.
    Dell gave me a complicated process, that I will have to try tonight. Norton didn't even help. Who are these turds with nothing better to do than crash computers? Oh yeah any suggestions ? anyone else experience this mess? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mike__D

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    Did you update Norton's signature files?
     
  3. Rob Gillespie

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    You'll probably get more help in the Computer area.
     
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  5. Zen Butler

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    Thanks, I will scan the computer area, was mainly letting my HTF friends know that I'd be AFK in the evening[​IMG]
     
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    Zen, Symantec has a removal tool for the Klez worm. Click here for information and a link to the removal tool.
    If your Norton didn't catch it initially, either Norton wasn't set up correctly, or your definitions are out of date. In any case, Klez disables Norton once it infects your system, so you'll need to remove Klez with the above tool, then reinstall Norton, and install the updates (if you have a recent version use Live Update).
    I've received close to 20 copies of Klez in the past few months and my Norton's email scanner disposed of it automatically.
    KJP
     
  7. Zen Butler

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    Thanks, I followed that link, printed it out, just went out and bought fresh 2002 Norton disc, hopefully that works, thanks
     
  8. Andy_S

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    I always thought it would be much more clever for someone to come up with a funny virus rather than a destructive one. One in particular that makes me wish I were a programmer is this:

    A virus that spreads itself like the Klez, but instead of doing destructive things, it would just make fart sounds come out of your speakers at random intervals. That would be hilarious around the office. Random fart sounds coming from people's cubes.

    : **FART!**
    : "What was that?"
    : "It wasn't me! My PC just farted!"
    : "Uh huh... whatever."
    : "I swear! It wasn't me!"
    [a couple of hours later]
    : **FAAAART!**
    : "Now cut that out!"
     
  9. Kevin P

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    Zen, after removing the Klez and installing the Norton 2002 CD, make sure to run the Live Update, as the CD is going to have definitions from about a year ago! Symantec issues updates on a weekly, sometimes more frequent, basis.
    Andy_S, I'm a programmer, don't give me any ideas! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    KJP
     
  10. Zen Butler

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    Thanks Kevin, I sent you a check and an e-mail [​IMG] j/k
     
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    Andy, I'd go for that harmless farting virus! It would allow me to isolate employees who aren't careful with the e-mail system and open attachments without even thinking of the consequences.
    If I hear a fart in your cubicle, I'd better smell it otherwise you're fired! [​IMG]
     
  12. Andy_S

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    lol...

    I remember years ago (back in the DOS days) reading on a BBS that there was a virus going around that caused the letters from your word processing software to start falling and pile up on the bottom of your screen. I never saw it myself, but thought it was funny.
     
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    Kevin P said:
     
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    I once bought a copy of a racing game from price club back in the days of dos and win3.1. It was a sealed copy from the factory and it had the stoned virus on it. I'm working a way and all of a sudden the screen turned funny and it told be that my computer was stoned. It didn't do any damage, made me laugh and then go buy an antivirus program and start using it.[​IMG]
     
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    I think I have the stoned fart virus
     
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    damn bug, I had a salesguys laptop that was infected spread the klez bug onto our network, then eventually on my workstation, which then eventually killed my pc, grrrrrrrrrr! DAMN LuSERS![​IMG]
    thank god for backups!
     

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