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From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 23:08
Here's what Symantec's website says about it:

The following hoax email has been reported in Brazil. The original
email is in Portuguese; it is followed by an English translation.


     This particular email message is a hoax. The file that is
     mentioned in the hoax, however, Sulfnbk.exe, is a
     Microsoft Windows utility that is used to restore long file
     names, and like any .exe file, it can be infected by a virus
     that targets .exe files.
     The virus/worm W32.Magistr.24876@mm can arrive as an
     attachment named Sulfnbk.exe. The Sulfnbk.exe file used
     by Windows is located in the C:\Windows\Command
     folder. If the file is located in any other folder, or arrives as
     an attachment to a email message, then it is possible that
     the file is infected. In this case, if a scan with the latest
     virus definitions and with NAV set to scan all files does not
     detect the file as being infected, quarantine and submit the
     file to SARC for analysis by following the instructions in
     the document How to submit a file to SARC using Scan
     and Deliver.
     If you have deleted the Sulfnbk.exe file from the
     C:\Windows\Command folder and want to know how to
     restore the file, you should contact your computer
     manufacturer or Microsoft for assistance. As an alternative,
     If you are running Windows 98 or Windows Me, see the
     document How to extract files in Safe Mode under
     Windows 98 or Windows Millennium.
          NOTE: The instructions in this document are
          provided for your convenience. The extraction of
          Windows files uses Microsoft programs and
          commands. Symantec does not provide warranty
          support for or assistance with Microsoft products.

This is followed by the Portuguese and English versions of the message,
the English version seems to be identical to the once you sent.


Elliott Lash wrote:
> > Hello All > > i received this from someone just a few minutes ago. I actually found it the > file on my computer. So, I'm sending this to everyone that I've had recent > email contact with. > > Elliott > > ------------------- > > I did what they said and found the file. I deleted > it. You MUST do the same thing. I repeat ... I DID have this probably do too !!! > > I checked my hard drive the file was there I deleted it and I'm hoping I > didn't pass it on to anyone, > but just in case please check your drives too and be sfe. I apologize if you got > it from me, I have no way of knowing. > > Virus software cannot detect it. It will not become active until June 1, 2001, at > that point it will become active and will be too late. It wipes out all files > and folders on the hard drive. This virus travels through e-mail and migrates > to the C:\windows\command folder. To find it and delete it off 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 and press the Del key on your eyboard. 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 now how long this has been on our computers. > > DO NOT RELY ON YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE. McAFEE OR NORTON CAN'T 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!!! > > Elliott