[RC5] Virus

Josh Hauck jhauck at geocities.com
Thu Jan 1 22:03:46 EST 1998


Sorry bout the HTML

I installed the DOS client on about 30 clean machines at school and they
were all reported to be infected by the network administrator.  The virus
caused me to have to remove the clients from all of them.  Now the
administrators don't like me too much.  I don't know, maybe it's just me.

Josh


-----Original Message-----
From: The Man <theman at fallout.dyndns.com>
To: rc5 at llamas.net <rc5 at llamas.net>
Date: Thursday, January 01, 1998 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] Virus


>Geocities wrote:
>
>> I just thought I would let some other people know that at least the
>> Windows 95/NT GUI version of the newest client is infected with the
>> Spanska.4250 virus.  I also think the DOS versions are infected as well.
>>
>> Hope this is just a problem with my computers, or has already been said.
>
>There are a number of possible explanations: 1) There are simply byte
>patterns in the client matching that virus's signature, 2) You downloaded
>the client from an (unauthorized) mirror, 3) Something else on your machine
>infected the client. Somebody needs to try verifying this on a clean
>machine... and please, in case you somehow missed all the previous
messages,
>posting in HTML is **strongly** discouraged.
>
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