Homepage Virus

Adam Lang aalang at rutgersinsurance.com
Fri May 11 16:39:43 GMT 2001

Sometimes people don't realize s*** happens.

Other times people have email virus filters and they have automatic
responses programmed.

I try my best to handle it professionally and just inform the person that
they have an email virus.  People have to realize that they aren't sent out

but you have to realize also that you can't rely on the fact if you trust
the sender or not, because if they are infected, it isn't really them
sending it.

Overall, ask the person if they meant to send the file.

In the case of a vbs file, if you are really impatient, save it to disk and
open it in a text editor.

I don't open attachments from my own mother. :)

But I also agree, people don't need to be rude either.  They also have to
realize that with threatening messages like that, if you experience any
network problems in the very near future, it is enough to give to federal
authorities to have them investigated.

People have to act civil.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg J. Zartman, P.E." <greg at leiinc.com>
To: "Samba News" <samba-ntdom at samba.org>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 12:29 PM
Subject: Homepage Virus

> I realize that it's not the smartest thing in the world to blindly open
> email attachments.  Generally, I'm pretty good about it, but in this case
> (for some reason), I didn't think twice about opening an attachment sent
> someone else from this mailing list.  I think of everyone here pretty much
> like any of my peers here in my office.
> It's disappointing to get email messages, like the following, from people
> (from this group) in response to email messages sent out by the homepage
> virus:
> Message:
> Some reason you're sending us viruses...?? you'll have to do better than
> that if you want to get us and you better hire a good computer tech in the
> next few days. We are going to nuke you and you mail server off the
> I've received about a dozen message very similar to this one and all from
> people on this mailing list.  What gives?
> Greg J. Zartman, P.E.

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