SA-ECUADOR-L ArchivesArchiver > SA-ECUADOR > 2002-04 > 1019602133
From: "Karima" <>
Subject: [SA-Ecuador] PLEASE READ: IMPORTANT - From the list admin, with my apology
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 17:48:53 -0500
DO NOT REPLY to this message.
If you absolutely *must* discuss it, send me an e-mail, but make sure it is
PRIVATE and *not* addressed to the list.
I heartily dislike virus alerts, which is why I permit only myself to post
them to any list I admin. Usually I take advantage of that restriction by
not posting them myself, *either* [grin]. If your antivirus software is
properly installed and configured, you don't need anyone telling you "delete
such and such a file right away ..." If your AV software is *not* properly
installed and configured, shame on you. You pose a risk to yourself and
other e-mail users.
I think the following is worth the rare exception.
The so-called KLEZ worm/virus has a nasty habit of masquerading as an update
to AV software. It will tell you to disable your AV program before you run
it, so it can disinfect, or protect, your computer. The reason it gives is
that it has to "pretend" to be the virus in order to be effective.
*THIS IS SIMPLY A LIE -- IT'S NOT PRETENDING.* If you do what it says, you
will be infected. You will deserve it, too, but I will still feel sorry for
you and be willing to help if I can.
Do not, ever, disable your AV software without checking your AV software
vendor's web site to make sure it is the right thing to do. Either you will
find the web site's "silence is deafening" -- or there will be a warning NOT
to do the very thing you were going to ask about. I GUARANTEE IT.
Remember, do not under *any* circumstances REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE, to the
Your cooperation is appreciated.
PS, Thanks to Darrell Martin, a fellow list administrator, who has allowed
me to use his excellent explanation above.