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Fwd: IMPORTANT! -Virus
To all who read the message below: this virus warning is possibly a hoax.
The file they mention is used to resolve long file names in Windows. From
what I understand, it should be in your Windows folder but no where else on
your system. Sometimes it is used as a carrier for a virus. The following
are excerpts from two messages from the technology guy who runs the
computers at my kids' school. Follow the links to check it out and judge
This is a hoax. If you have deleted this file do not worry it can be
restored. The file you may have deleted restores long file names. Seldom
used in Windows. This could have been worse if you followed directions to
delete very important system files. Check out sites such as
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html to determine if it is a hoax are
a virus at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html
E****** read this. This is most undoubtedly a hoax.
We fell for it.
You might forward this to all you sent the warning to.
<below this message was a copy of the Symantec web page covering the
sulfnbk.exe warning which I obviously cannot post here as it is html>
Of course it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. Happy surfing!
BTW - Thanks again to all of you who have helped me so much! I look forward
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 10:09:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: J Miller <ruddigar_99 at yahoo_com>
Subject: Fwd: IMPORTANT! -Virus
> Guys - I just got this warning. I checked my hardrive and actually
> found it
> on my computer. I don't know where it came from, but decided to warn
> It was brought to my attention yesterday that a virus was on all of
> >our computers here at work. I do not know how long it has been on
> >our computers, but Virus software can not detect it. It will not
> >become active until June 1, 2001, at that point it will become
> >active and will be to late. It wipes out all files and folders on
> >the hard drive. This virus travels thru E-mail and migrates to the
> >'C:\windows\command' folder. To find it and get rid of it off of
> >your computer, do the following.
> >Go to the "START" button.
> >Go to "FIND" or "SEARCH"
> >Go to "FILES & FOLDERS"
> >Make sure the find box is searching the "C:" drive.
> >Type in; SULFNBK.EXE
> >Begin search.
> >If it finds it, highlight it.
> >Go to 'File' and delete it.
> >Close the find Dialog box
> >Open the Recycle Bin
> >Find the file and delete it from the Recycle bin
> >You should be safe.
> >The bad part is: You need to contact everyone you have sent ANY
> >E-mail to in the past few months. I do not know how long this has
> >been on our computers.
> >DO NOT RELY ON YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE. McAFEE NOR NORTON CAN
> >DETECT IT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT BECOME A VIRUS UNTIL JUNE 1ST. IT
> >WILL BE TO LATE THEN. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT OPEN THE FILE!!!
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