View Full Version : Is this the worst virus outbreak ever?

08-21-2003, 08:46 AM
I don't really remember anything that had as much impact as the latest rounds with Sobig. I read on one of the sites at Internet.com that something like 70% of all email traffic is now this virus.

08-22-2003, 05:09 AM
I haven't had one e-mail with a virus, yet. :mad: :p

08-22-2003, 05:30 AM
Hehe, last night I had something like 200 of them from a 3 hour period.

I'm in front of a computer alot, so it's not too bad. But this would have been hell if I had been away.

08-22-2003, 06:08 AM
I don't know how many I got yesterday... 30-50 maybe.

08-22-2003, 09:43 AM
I haven't had a single attachment in my email for weeks... but I keep getting loads of spam that I don't usually get. I used to get abou 1 piece of spam a day, but this week its gone up to 50...

My friend (wrigh_g) has got a virus but its not So.Big. He stupidly downloaded a game sent to him in MSN... What a fool...

08-22-2003, 09:45 AM
You know what would be really good for traffic to your website...

Making the term virally marketted real!

If a virus maker likes your site he might make a virus tha mamek internet explorers homepage yours. I know the FBI might think it was you or you asked the person to do it but you could have proof its not... But I don't think the traffic will convert into sales much.

I know of sites that got popular this way though...

08-22-2003, 09:46 AM
Pehaps the best way to fight this virus is to make a anti-virus program that works in the same way. Spreads intself by emailsa and deleated the virus the n deleates itself.

08-22-2003, 09:57 AM
there is an anti-virus virus going around right now that removes the Blaster Worm.

08-22-2003, 10:54 AM
I get about two pieces of spam a day, most of them have these so called screensaver attachments in them.

08-22-2003, 11:01 AM
There viruses...

Don't open and .scr files from emails.

If you want a screensaver go to www.freeze.com

08-24-2003, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Chris
there is an anti-virus virus going around right now that removes the Blaster Worm. Yeap, and it's causing more damage than the original Blaster Worm...oh, the irony... :p

08-26-2003, 01:26 PM
More details please kings