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Witch_King
09-20-2001, 08:15 PM
My computer is attacking the internet non stop I am on a cable LAN. Sorry if I infect anyone with Nimda and slow down the internet but I'm running a MS operating system so what can I do?
Not my fault!

SilentStrike
09-20-2001, 08:41 PM
Turn it off?

no-one
09-20-2001, 08:58 PM
hahahaha get a firewall and stop all outgoing traffic if its possible.

www.zonelabs.com its free.

Unregistered
09-20-2001, 10:41 PM
zone alarm is spy ware...

the free version sets my routers firewall screeming

Betazep
09-21-2001, 12:28 AM
>>zone alarm is spy ware...

that is silly... do a netstat while you run it... amazing the things people come up with.

Betazep
09-21-2001, 12:33 AM
Considering the alternative (I am getting 100 emails with virus attachments per day from some guy in New York... which I have reported to his ISP) if I were you Witch King, I would steal some virus software to fix the problem.

I am not big on stealing software, but in such a case... you absolutely must get it cleaned. It is a particularly nasty thing...


~Betazep

Fordy
09-21-2001, 03:28 AM
Go to norton and download some demos....

Or splash out the 30 to get the full version.

I wouldnt use an OS without a virus guard

nvoigt
09-21-2001, 04:01 AM
>but I'm running a MS operating system so what can I do?

Sit down and learn how to use it. You expect it to guess what
you want right out of the box. That won't happen in the near
future. Before you complain about something, learn.

Get the latest Versions, don't open attachments and get a
firewall.

If you've got Windows, all of this is FREE, you just have to
DO it.

Witch_King
09-21-2001, 04:16 AM
I was running all the updates. IE 6, SP 2. The only thing I didn't have is the firewall.

I never open attachments.

nvoigt
09-21-2001, 04:27 AM
>The only thing I didn't have is the firewall

I locked all the doors but one and the bad guys still got in...

Then get one, it's free if you get ZoneAlarm.

Unregistered
09-21-2001, 04:29 AM
Hi,
try the
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.nimda.a@mm.html

The numda it uses unprotected IIS on your system - try to apply all the recent paches from MS site

also get the HFNETCHK utility from MS to check your MS system for known weak spots.

damyan

Witch_King
09-21-2001, 08:00 AM
I rand that, and it was unable to defeat Nimda!!!!!!!!!!!! JEXUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T BEAT THIS MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 08:07 AM
OK, Dean, time for cleansing breaths...

Out with the bad air, in with the good, out with the bad air, in with the good....

Better?

Now - reformat and install DOS... Don't even try Windows. How many viruses do you hear of that target DOS? Exactly!

no-one
09-21-2001, 10:12 AM
thats cause you don't need viruses to hose up DOS... besides every virus that could possibly be written for DOS has been written.

(nv) left out one thing,

don't whatever you use DONT use outlook its the gateway to hell.
most of the big viruses that do all the damage you've heard about in the past 2 years spread through outlook.

nvoigt
09-21-2001, 12:19 PM
Actually I am using Outlook 2000 and I have not been hit by a
virus or worm as long as I have Windows98/2K :p

Unregistered
09-21-2001, 12:22 PM
>Optimum Online Virus Alert

VIRUS ALERT. YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED.

Dear Optimum Online Subscriber:

Optimum Online customers, like many other ISPs and indeed the entire Internet, may have become infected by the NIMDA virus.

It is possible that this virus has infected the PC's of Optimum Online's subscribers using any Microsoft Windows operating system, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium (ME), Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Infected PC's may continue to flood the Internet and Optimum Online's network with virus generated messages (even without your being aware of it).

Optimum Online is working to alert all of its subscribers to this problem
and to instruct them on where to find and install the patch necessary to
eliminate the virus. In the meantime, Optimum Online subscribers may
experience slow network response, flashing connectivity lights on the
cable modem, and other symptoms (such as unusual port scan log activity
or increased firewall activity) while Optimum Online and the Internet
community work to control the impact of this virus.

The NIMDA virus may affect machines that are running Internet Explorer, as it takes advantage of a security vulnerability present in some versions of the browser. The virus spreads by taking advantage of this security hole through the email program, which allows an attachment, "readme.exe", "readme.eml" or any attachment which may start "readme" to be executed by just clicking on the email.

The NIMDA virus also takes advantage of a "back door" that may have been left behind by the Code Red II virus.

IF YOUR PC IS RUNNING WINDOWS 2000 OR WINDOWS NT AND IIS WEB SERVER, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD THE FREE CODE RED PATCH FROM MICROSOFT'S WEBSITE (www.microsoft.com/security) AND RESTART YOUR PC.

Machines running Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 , Internet Explorer 5..5 Service Pack 2 or Internet Explorer 6 are not vulnerable to this security exploit.

Information on a free patch for Internet Explorer can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-078.asp

Subscribers visiting websites which have been infected by the NIMDA virus may be prompted to download a .eml email file, which contains the worm as an attachment. Subscribers can disable FILE DOWNLOAD in their internet security zone to prevent compromise.

Please insure that you have the latest anti-virus updates on your machine.

To make sure you are running the latest anti-virus definitions please contact your anti-virus provider.

If you feel your computer has been infected with this virus, please contact your Anti-Virus manufacturer as soon as possible.

Norton Anti-Virus : http://www.symantec.com/
McAfee Anti-Virus: http://www.mcafee.com/



For more information on the NIMDA virus, please refer to

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?/url=technet/security/topics/Nimda.asp

and

http://www.sarc.com/

and

http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-26.html


We ask for your patience while Optimum Online continues to work with the
Internet community to address this virus.


Thank you.
Optimum Online

P.S. Please, do not reply to this message.<


rick barclay

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 12:28 PM
I thought only 2K/NT and Linux machines were open to this... At least, that's what I've heard from here - we all got an e-mail saying anyone that previously had Code Red was vulnerable... AFAIK, Code Red only hit 2K machines...

This interested me:
Machines running Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 , Internet Explorer 5..5 Service Pack 2 or Internet Explorer 6 are not vulnerable to this security exploit.Hmm.... isn't that most people? Esp. since Dean's told us he was running IE6 with SP2 at the time... What's up?

no-one
09-21-2001, 01:00 PM
>Actually I am using Outlook 2000 and I have not been hit by a
virus or worm as long as I have Windows98/2K <

you must be the luckies man alive or the 733+3s+ one...actually you may just be a smarty man who know how to set outlook up right.

Betazep
09-21-2001, 05:09 PM
Format C:\

Reinstall... do it right this time with firewalls, virus scanners, et al...

NIMDA runs if you use the preview pane in the outlook or outlook express email progs. You do not need to open any atachments.

You could just get a virus scanning utility and fix your system, but if you do not want to then start over.

Protection is important.

Witch_King
09-21-2001, 06:07 PM
Actually I am using Outlook 2000 and I have not been hit by a
virus or worm as long as I have Windows98/2K


Just a matter of time. Probably not as many attacks in Germany though. Everyone is trying to take down North America.

gamegod3001
09-21-2001, 06:07 PM
>My computer is attacking the internet non stop I am on a cable LAN.

There has to be a physical connection someware, and if you had removed it perhaps my schools servers would not have been hit. :p

>don't whatever you use DONT use outlook its the gateway to hell.
most of the big viruses that do all the damage you've heard about in the past 2 years spread through outlook.<

>Actually I am using Outlook 2000 and I have not been hit by a
virus or worm as long as I have Windows98/2K <

I personly hate outlook, never update it and don't use it. I find annoying and stupid
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