[thelist] Does my client have the MyDoom virus?

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Fri Jan 30 12:29:10 CST 2004

As others have said, it is difficult to tell since the virus often 
spoofs the headers. One good thing to do at this time would be to remind 
your client (if they're running Windows) of the importance of having _up 
to date_ anti-virus software running.

If they don't have anything and want to see if they have been nailed, 
they can always get something like Stinger to check for free.



Joshua Olson wrote:
> Hello,
> Last night I received an email from my client to my personal address.  The
> message was the typical "The message contains Unicode characters and has
> been sent as a binary attachment." and the attachment was a ZIP with a .pif
> file inside of it.  My first thought would be yes, my client has a virus.
> Then it occurred to me... my client ONLY checks this particular account (the
> sender address on the mail I received) via the webmail interface provided by
> the email host... never via Outlook.  So, now I'm not so sure.
> Thoughts?
> <><><><><><><><><><>
> Joshua Olson
> Web Application Engineer
> WAE Tech Inc.
> http://www.waetech.com/service_areas/
> 706.210.0168

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