A Parenting & kids forum. ParentingBanter.com

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » ParentingBanter.com forum » misc.kids » Breastfeeding
Site Map Home Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

worm (computer type)



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 22nd 03, 08:28 PM
Dawn Lawson
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)

Dawn

  #2  
Old September 22nd 03, 08:40 PM
DeliciousTruffles
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

Dawn Lawson wrote:
quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)

Dawn

/raises hand

--
Brigitte aa #2145
edd #3 February 15, 2004
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/joshuaandkaterina/

"Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare."
~ Harriet Martineau

  #3  
Old September 22nd 03, 08:53 PM
Emily Roysdon
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

Dawn Lawson wrote:
quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)


Nope, I use Linux-based applications on my machine, with no Microsoft
anywhere. It is so nice to not have to worry about viruses, but even
when I used MS I always had virus protection software running.


Emily

  #4  
Old September 22nd 03, 08:56 PM
Dawn Lawson
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)



Sue wrote:
Lots and lots of people are dealing with this. All the newsgroups that I
participate in have the same problem. I made up a rule that says to dump any
mail that comes with an attachment to delete it. There is a patch on the
microsoft web page that corrects this, but tis too late now, but perhaps
will help with other worms. It's a PITA. I had over 400 emails this weekend
from this stupid worm. I'll be glad when they get their jollies over.



Trouble is, afaik, that someone is infected, and is unknowingly sending
these messages, so until the infected party(s) clean up their computer,
I don't think it will stop. Will it?


  #5  
Old September 22nd 03, 08:57 PM
Dawn Lawson
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)



Emily Roysdon wrote:
Dawn Lawson wrote:

quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical
patch)



Nope, I use Linux-based applications on my machine, with no Microsoft
anywhere. It is so nice to not have to worry about viruses, but even
when I used MS I always had virus protection software running.


AFAIK, it's using someone's email addres book to send the spam. It's
got nada to do wtih Microsoft at the receiveing end, if I understand it
properly...

dawn, willing to stand corrected

  #6  
Old September 22nd 03, 09:24 PM
Emily Roysdon
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

Molly Fisher wrote:
In article ,
Emily Roysdon wrote:


Dawn Lawson wrote:

quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)


Nope, I use Linux-based applications on my machine, with no Microsoft
anywhere. It is so nice to not have to worry about viruses, but even
when I used MS I always had virus protection software running.



Your munged email address is to thank for your email being free of this
nuisance. I've only got Macintoshes and I'm getting tons of the Swen (or
whatever) worm messages.


Oh yeah, that's why I'm not getting the emails from other people. I
misread Dawn's post to mean, are people dealing with *having* the virus.


Emily, who shouldn't reply to posts with a feverish kid in her lap :-P

  #7  
Old September 22nd 03, 09:27 PM
Emily Roysdon
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

Dawn Lawson wrote:


Emily Roysdon wrote:

Dawn Lawson wrote:

quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS
worm? (heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest
critical patch)




Nope, I use Linux-based applications on my machine, with no Microsoft
anywhere. It is so nice to not have to worry about viruses, but even
when I used MS I always had virus protection software running.



AFAIK, it's using someone's email addres book to send the spam. It's
got nada to do wtih Microsoft at the receiveing end, if I understand it
properly...

dawn, willing to stand corrected


Ah, I misunderstood what you wrote. I thought you were asking about
people who are having to deal with the virus itself, not the resultant
emails. I've only seen one email with it so far, just a bit ago, on a
list I'm on, and the list doesn't allow attachments so the virus didn't
come through.


Emily

  #8  
Old September 22nd 03, 11:07 PM
Jan Andrea
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

"Dawn Lawson" wrote in message
...
quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)


I'm getting between 200-300 copies per day. I'd love to be able to shut
them off from my mailservers, but can't configure the filters to pinpoint
just these. *So* obnoxious. I'm getting them from three different
accounts. Yuck.

Jan
--
Mum to Stephen, 22 May 2000
and Strychnine, EDD 29 September 2003
My personal page: http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/
Baby-related crafts: http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/crafts.html


  #9  
Old September 22nd 03, 11:11 PM
DeliciousTruffles
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

Jan Andrea wrote:

Dawn Lawson wrote:

quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)



I'm getting between 200-300 copies per day. I'd love to be able to shut
them off from my mailservers, but can't configure the filters to pinpoint
just these. *So* obnoxious. I'm getting them from three different
accounts. Yuck.


Mung up your email address and download the free version of Mailwasher.
Then use their filters. I also created a new email address but that
might not be necessary.

--
Brigitte aa #2145
edd #3 February 15, 2004
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/joshuaandkaterina/

"Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare."
~ Harriet Martineau

  #10  
Old September 22nd 03, 11:32 PM
Sue
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default worm (computer type)

Lots and lots of people are dealing with this. All the newsgroups that I
participate in have the same problem. I made up a rule that says to dump any
mail that comes with an attachment to delete it. There is a patch on the
microsoft web page that corrects this, but tis too late now, but perhaps
will help with other worms. It's a PITA. I had over 400 emails this weekend
from this stupid worm. I'll be glad when they get their jollies over.
--
Sue
mom to three girls

Dawn Lawson wrote in message
...
quick poll.... are there tons of people here fighting off the MS worm?
(heaps of crap wiht attachments saying they are the latest critical patch)

Dawn



 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ring worm Tori M. General 6 June 8th 04 02:19 PM
Type II IUGR, seeking help... Kedar Agarkar Pregnancy 5 September 23rd 03 07:36 AM
RECALL: IBM and LiteOn Technology Computer Monitors Truffles General 0 August 28th 03 08:48 PM
RECALL: IBM and LiteOn Technology Computer Monitors Truffles Pregnancy 0 August 28th 03 08:48 PM
RECALL: IBM and LiteOn Technology Computer Monitors Truffles Breastfeeding 0 August 28th 03 08:48 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 ParentingBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.