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>From: Pat Yeary <patyeary@QUIK.GUATE.COM>
>Subject: VIRUS ALERT
>I discovered a new kind of virus in my computer. It is a time delayed
>one. This one is scheduled to go to work on the first of June. Itīs name
>is SULFNBK.EXE. Click on Start and then on Search. Under archives or
>files write the above na
me. If you find it, donīt open it. Eliminate or
>Delete and then go to the recycle bin and clean it out because it can
>still activate from there. If you do not remove it, it will destroy your
>hard disk. Hope none have it, but if you do, I hope you read this in
I found this puppy on my hard drive as well. As it's an exe file, windows
Well, I found it alright, in c:\windows\command\. Hmm....
Last Modified: Friday, April 23, 1999 10:22:00 PM
Last Accessed: Tuesday, May 29, 2001
"Reported on: April 17, 2001
Last Updated on: May 15, 2001 at 05:28:25 PM PDT
"The following hoax email has been reported in
Brazil. The original email is in Portuguese; it is
followed by an English translation.
"CAUTION: This particular email message is a
hoax. The file that is mentioned in the hoax,
however, Sulfnbk.exe, is a Microsoft Windows
utility that is used to restore long file names, and
like any .exe file, it can be infected by a virus that
targets .exe files.
"Translated English version:
"Do you believe that a friend of mine sent me an
alert and the procedure that we have to follow for
the possible infection of SULFNBK.EXE. And I had
checked, just to make sure. An then... the file was
there, hidden even of McAfee and Norton, maybe
waiting something to start work.
Well, see bellow the procedure that I followed step
by step, and I found the file:
"1. Start/Find Folders. Type the file name:
2. If it find, open Windows Explorer, browse into
the folder where the file is and delete it. Do not
click with left button on the file and do not open it.
3. Just delete it
4. Mine was on Windows/Command
5. The virus from the person who gave the alert
was on Windows/Config
"Yes, Norton and McAfee do not detect it.
We do not know if it makes some damage on the
machine, but I think that anybody will not want to
test it to know, will it?
Folks, this is not a fun, I delete it from my
And my definitions are updated.
Do it the same, ok?"
So just a hoax?
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