[ANSTHRLD] An apology and warning from Asterisk
asterisk.ansteorra at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 16:35:46 PST 2007
Greetings unto the College of Heralds!!
I apologize to those who have written me since Thangsgiving and have not
recieved a reply from me. As many of you know I am very good about replying
to messages not more than 48 hours after recieving the message. And here's
the reason why you have not heard from me....
I got a nasty virus/trojan on my machine the day after Thanksgiving. Please
be very careful of visiting websites that you may think is safe. I visited
a .org website dedicated to musical instrument projects for children. My
daughter had a class assignment to make her own musical instrument. I
visited a .org website and as soon as the page loaded, I got a pop up window
that looked like a DoS window. I immediately clicked it off but it was
apparently too late. I got infected with the Zlob and Smitfraud trojan. This
thing will take over your entire computer!! I use Norton and McAffee and my
definitions are updated every night while I sleep. Neither detected this
thing and neither did Spybot. This virus changed my wallpaper, opened up
over 40 Internet Explorer windows at a time and crashed Microsoft Outlook.
The only sites I could look at without Explorer crashing was Anti-Virus
sites. I was only able to get rid of it after finding a paid program, a few
days ago, called Stopzilla. Stopzilla found over 300 occurrences of this
trojan on my machine!
Please be patient with with me as I sort through all the e-mails and get
back to you...this may take me a couple of days.
Lady Maria Cabeca de Vaca
Ansteorran College of Heralds
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