Thousand Apologies

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Subject: Thousand Apologies
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 16:29:43 +1000
Just a quick message to apologise publicly for unwittingly propagating a hoax-virus, yesterday I received a email from a friend in UK informing me that he thought that I had a virus, I checked and found the file on my hard-disk, followed his instructions, deleted it and (in a moment of stupidity!) promptly send a message to everyone on my address book (hundreds as Netscape 6.2 'collects' incoming addresses automatically) to inform them that they should look out for it. Unfortunately 5 minutes later I thought that I should check over the 'net to see what type of virus it was and realised that I was just spreading a virus-hoax, related to the sulfnbk file. It is a part of the Windows operating system and needn't be removed, although some have informed that it can be used by the 'magistr' virus to propagate itself. I have not re-installed this file and my system appears to be running correctly, although if anyone can tell me otherwise I would be grateful for their advice.

Sorry again,

Tom and Marie Tarrant
Lot 10 (137) Watson Rd
Samsonvale, Queensland 4521

Tel: 07 3425 1780
Mob: 0409 264 725

Birding Southern Queensland

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