Article: Bogus Virus Warning ...

by Kimberly Teed


I've received several of these warnings from very well
meaning efriends/associates, so I figured it's important
enough to pass this information on ... the email reads,
"PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION YOU MAY HAVE A DEADLY VIRUS
ON YOUR COMPUTER ... ... SULFNBK.EXE ON JUNE 1,
2001 IT WILL OPEN AND DESTROY YOUR HARD DRIVE. NO ONE KNOWS
WHERE IT CAME FROM AND THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF IT
... ..."

This is a bogus virus warning ... don't delete Sulfnbk.exe

Sulfnbk.exe is a legitimate Win98 operating system file, so
anyone running Windows 98 will find it. If you've fallen
victim to this hoax and deleted this file ... visit
http://antivirus.about.com/compute/antivirus/library/weekly/
aa052601a.htm?nk=r1&terms=SULFNBK.EXE or do a web search for
'Restoring Sulfnbk.exe'.

However If a Sulfnbk.exe comes attached to an email
don't open it any executable has the potential to be
infected.

"Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel." Renata
Adler




About the Author


Kimberly Teed kt@teedsters.com
Kimberly is the editor of PS.update, a weekly enewsletter
that's fresh, interesting, fun, thoughtprovoking, unusual,
or just entertainingly weird depending on what kind of
mood she's in ;) psupdatesubscribe@yahoogroups.com


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