"VIRUS" warning

To: Terry Pacey <>
Subject: "VIRUS" warning
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 17:41:57 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 22 May 2002, Terry Pacey wrote:
> While I was away, my computer was completely disconnected from the net - no
> power or cable connection.  When I returned, I was staggered to find a
> message from a System Administrator informing me I had sent an email which
> contained a virus.  As many of you know, my virus protection is updated
> daily and I do not leave unread messages on the computer.  I updated my
> system, ran a check and no virus.  The addressee was not in my address book
> either.  ...

The system administrator is confused.  The e-mail likely has been sent by
the Klez virus which forges from addresses.  There is a Windows machine
somewhere with the Klez virus and your e-mail address in its addressbook.

There is a recent story describing the confusion this creates at:,7204,4354177%5E15318%5E%5Enbv%5E15306,00.html

I'm annoyed because I don't even run Windows, but I know from bounces
and confused replies I'm getting that other peoples infected Windows
boxes are generating quite a few pieces of e-mail purportedly from me.

Andrew Taylor

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