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Offline Ron

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Worm.SCO.A - Is this a known virus?
« on: January 28, 2004, 07:08:48 PM »
I received this message today:

A virus was found in an Email message you sent.
This Email scanner intercepted it and stopped the entire message
reaching its destination.

The virus was reported to be: Worm.SCO.A

Is this a known virus? A search of the forum reveals nil.

Thanks,
Ron

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Re:Worm.SCO.A - Is this a known virus?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2004, 07:11:21 PM »
SCO.A is yet-another name for MyDoom.
These mail notifications just don't make any sense because the virus actually forges sender's address - so if avast doesn't find any virus on your computer, you're clean...
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Re:Worm.SCO.A - Is this a known virus?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2004, 07:24:50 PM »
Much obliged VLK - I'm impressed with your quick response!
Regards,
Ron

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Re:Worm.SCO.A - Is this a known virus?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2004, 08:49:37 PM »
The open source virus scanner ClamAV, installed on many email gateways, picks it up as Worm.SCO.A.  It also detects the new "B" variant as Worm.SCO.A.
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