Samurai 777
Topic Author
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2000 2:56 pm

Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 2:55 am

Just thought I'd like to warn anyone who's received an attachment known as "Snoopy.pif". This morning, I received that in my email from a source called "hr-hyatt", whatever the hell that is. Fortunately, I have not opened it since it looked suspicious, and a quick search on the 'Net reveals that it's apparently a worm virus.

If you receive something like this - DO NOT even attempt to open it - just stick it in the Recycle bin and get rid of it!
 
swissgabe
Posts: 5147
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2000 4:57 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:40 am

txs for the warning

Anyway, I never would open .pif files I receive by Email.

I would never open attachment of sender's I don't know.
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
 
NoUFO
Posts: 7397
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2001 7:40 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:09 am

Could everyone please quit posting virus warning messages. It is not only against the rules here. New viruses appear on a daily basis and I do not wish to see virus warning here every day.

Go, buy anti-virus software and keep it updated. Don't open suspicious attachments and do not use MS Outlook.
I support the right to arm bears
 
Sabena332
Posts: 14938
Joined: Wed May 09, 2001 3:57 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:24 am

and do not use MS Outlook.

Why? Sorry for asking but I never had a virus on my computer and of course I will prevent it but I am using Outlook Express.

Patrick
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
goingboeing
Posts: 4727
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 1999 1:58 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:32 am

Many viruses are written to take advantage of holes in Microsoft Outlook.
 
Sabena332
Posts: 14938
Joined: Wed May 09, 2001 3:57 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:36 am

Thanks for the information, Goingboeing! I didn`t know that Outlook is unsafe. Can anyone recommend an other good eMail program?

Patrick
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
Dash8King
Posts: 2657
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2001 8:45 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:20 am

I like reading about them.
 
gotAirbus
Posts: 791
Joined: Fri May 18, 2001 10:02 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:39 pm

I usually avoid stupid email subjects such as "coo screensaver" or "Japanese Boy vs Girl" or "This a WinXP Patch, I hope you like it"...those are obvious culprits.

(gotAirbus?)
(gotAIRBUS?) - (Got Commonality?) - (Have A Nice Flight!)
 
saintsman
Posts: 2037
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2002 12:34 am

RE: Warning - Snoopy.pif Is A Virus

Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:56 pm

Its all very well saying that you never open e-mails and attachments from someone you don't know, but you probably get more from people you DO know. Love Bug, that went around last year, was spread via people's address books so you never really know.

Your virus protection is your best friend but only if you keep it updated!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Flighty, Google [Bot] and 11 guests