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Posted by DickR ( on March 20, 2001 at 16:55:14:

In Reply to: I used posted by Joke on March 20, 2001 at 15:26:08:

You are infected with the W95.Hyris.gen Worm, you need to have that cleaned up by you or a computer person.

Here is how this thing works:
When infected it modifies your wsock32.dll file and then monitors your email AND INTERNET CONNECTION. If the worm sees an email address on a Web Site it will send itself to that email address. SO you would NOT have to be in her address book to get the email.
NOW you ask Why didn't everybody get one of these, well one of the file names this worm uses is "joke.exe" and her user handle is Joke. Many ISPs today automatically reject any email with the reference to "joke" in the Header and Subject. So it is very possible that your ISP kicked the email without your knowledge.

We probably have a misunderstanding here, you think?

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