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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Virus Alert!! (Windows Users)
   posted by DaveyD on 28-Jun-2005 18:16:34 (4307 reads)
Emails containing virus infected attachments are being sent to members of this site from a faked register@amigaworld.net email address.

If you receive an email as below please ignore it and delete it and please DO NOT open the attached file.

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Dear Amigaworld Member,

Your e-mail account was used to send a huge amount of unsolicited spam messages during the recent week. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and confirm the attached document so you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to cancel your membership.

Virtually yours,
The Amigaworld Support Team
    

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AmigaMac 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 18:28:53
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From: 3rd Rock from the Sun!

I actually received this email;

Dear AmigaMac,

We'll be glad to see you on our new web site www.simple-date.com.
You can find a lot of new friends, romantic acquaintanceships or even the love of all your life.
We are waiting for you. Try our service and you won't be disappointed.

Sincerely Yours,
www.simple-date.com


Of course I do use 'AmigaMac' at a couple different Amiga related sites, so I'm not really pointing fingers or anything.


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Severin 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 18:34:27
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Will someone who gets this email please send me the attachment, or a link to it, so I can add it to my collection.


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 18:40:09
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Received at your amigaworld account ?


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 18:52:10
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@ Severin ..

Aaaaaaaaargh

You changed your awesome avatar.

@ thread.. Virus targetted at Amigas?

or just poxy windows?


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 19:12:05
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@The_Editor

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or just poxy windows?

Yep that,s the one, stupid as stupid does. Maybe someone will construct a virus that totally wipes out all versions of Windows on all computers.... what a thought


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 19:16:25
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You changed your awesome avatar.
looks like the loverly Betty Page


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Brian 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 19:44:00
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Sigh... I get about 15-25 of those aday... easily filtered away automaticly so nothing ever actually hit my inbox. Hardly newswothy since the virus started hitting my inbox over a month ago.


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Severin 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 20:13:19
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Quote:
looks like the loverly Betty Page


Correct, you win a cookie


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Bodie_CI5 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 21:20:20
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@Brian

...Although I've yet to receive one and haven't received such an email (aw fake) in over a year, and didn't know about this problem re-surfacing, so it is news to me of sorts, although the part about the membership cancellation had me lol'ing for a couple of seconds.


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Toaks 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 21:31:35
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feel free to dump your pc's guys...

you know..there is a better alternative out there..

oh ####..i have a motive


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Zontrox 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 22:10:34
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No such 'thing' here until now.


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freaks 
Re: Virus Alert!! (Windows Users)
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 23:09:11
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mwahaha

just laughing at you windows users..
btw what are you doing here ? ;)
running x86 is already that bad,
you should be using linux or some alternative os at least.

i for one completly boycott m$ (since years and years)
..it's even -very- rare for me to click on some link when there 's "windows" or "m$" written on it. but here on amiga website such a news item it's unforgivable
shame on u

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gnarly 
Re: Virus Alert!! (Windows Users)
Posted on 28-Jun-2005 23:28:13
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Meh, its not windows users as such. More like Outlook/Outlook Express users. Those of use using Thunderbird and the like are completely immune :o)


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 2:26:16
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@Cecilia

Classy. I like this one much better.

@Freaks

Sorry, but as soon as OS4 is final I'll be back on AmigaOS for good, but we still need Firefox (at least) for a decent browser (not to slam the guys how have given us Ibrowse, Aweb and Voyager) but there needs to be modern browsing functions for many of us to completely come back. Sorry but that's the truth. And no, I don't care to use Linux. I can install it, configure it, and make it do whatever I need, but I choose not. I've just never been a real Unix/Linux fan. Amiga, on the other hand, will always have my heart. No matter what.

@Gnarly

Yep, I use Thunderbird and Firefox. I never have the problems that others using IE and Outlook/Outlook Express have.


@thread

Sounds like some disgruntled user who is out for revenge.

Last edited by Herewegoagain on 29-Jun-2005 at 02:27 AM.

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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 4:15:41
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@freaks

Yep, ok, I'll leave because you said so...


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 7:14:32
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The majority of Amigans also use Winblows.
Only the virus creators and spammers are the stupid ones.


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Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 9:15:47
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I agree, we need A decent Web-Browser, the only reason I go back to my PC is to go to web-site I can't with Aweb.

OS4 will come of age when someone writes a Virus for it.

Not that I'm daring anyone or anything...


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Re: Virus Alert!! (Windows Users)
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 13:06:30
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just laughing at you windows users..
btw what are you doing here ? ;)


If u work in the field, you have to use Windows. That's life


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freaks 
Re: Virus Alert!! (Windows Users)
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 13:46:51
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no, i don't use it.
i use linux, even at work.
i refuse to work with that crap of m$windoz
luckily, the penguin became popular enough so one can find a job as linux engineer or maintenance tech on "real" networks (not netbios-like lol)

and for elwood: speak for yourself ;)

well just out of curiosity i checked the thread , but it's over, i can't stand speaking or hearing about that ####Os
i won't answer in this thread anymore.. beside i said what i had to.

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sgm 
Re: Virus Alert!!
Posted on 29-Jun-2005 15:17:55
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@toaks

Oh no! Not the "mystery device" again, I hope!


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