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Posted by TerryS ( on January 22, 2002 at 18:23:14:

> To all contacts in my address book: Many apologies for this,
but I
> have picked up a virus that is transmitted automatically via address
> books. Because I have your address means that you're likely to have the
> virus.
> The virus is not detected by McAfee or Norton, and lies dormant for 14
> days before it then closes down your entire system! The attached
> letter is a simple yet effective method of finding and deleting the
> virus before it can do you any harm. Please act
> This is a virus that is spread from address book to address book. It is
> apparently undetectable by Norton and McAfee. It remains dormant for
> about 14 days then activates and wipes out the hard drive data. The
> directions for removing it are easy.
> 1. Go to 'start' - then to 'find or search' (depending on your
> computer)
> 2. In the 'search for files or folders' type in sulfnbk.exe -- this
> is the virus.
> 3. In the 'look in' make sure you're searching Drive C.
> 4. Hit 'search' button (or find)
> 5. If this file shows up (it's an ugly blackish icon that will have the
> name 'sulfnbk.exe') DO NOT OPEN IT
> 6. Right click on the file - go down to delete and left click.
> 7. It will ask you if you want to send it to the recycle bin, say yes.
> 8. Go to your desktop (where all your icons are) and double click on
> the recycle bin.
> 9. Right click on sulfnbk.exe and delete again - or empty the bin.
> If you find it, send this email to all in your address book, because
> that's how it's transferred.
> Once again, many apologies. ( I got the message yesterday and sure
> enough it had been sent to me, thus the letter)
> The instructions are simple and effective. Do it!

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