Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] Query

Re: [MV] Query
Mon, 30 Jun 1997 17:14:16 -0400 (EDT)


There are a number of anti-virus software software progams on the market.
The best one IMHO is McAfee. You can download a free trial version of their
antivirus software from the internet. Otherwise, you could get into serious
trouble. Last year, one of my clients was running IBM's Antivirus software
on their LAN last year, and they had numerous viruses that IBM did not
detect. I have no idea what caused your problem, but you should make sure
that you're using either McAfee or something else that is comparable.


In a message dated 97-06-28 04:25:58 EDT, you write:

<< Subj: [MV] Query
Date: 97-06-28 04:25:58 EDT
From: (Douglas Greville)
Reply-to: (Douglas Greville)

Last night (25/6/97 Australia) I pulled in my email and then moved
on to www on several military sites, mostly U.S. Signal Corp.

When I went to save some graphics to my \Temp directory I
discovered that I had been hit at some time during that session.

My \Temp directory had ~30 directories under it all in French
Language, the terms I did recognise were Chars (tanks) etc, all
had a military French theme. My existing sub-directories had all
been re-assigned garbage names as had all the files in them.
File size information was ludicrous such as 1 file of 750 meg
and another of 500meg (greater than the previously remaining
free space on my hard disk).

My Virus checker kept locking up.

I eventually succeeded in deleting the entire contents of the
\Temp directory, but it was not easy as I kept getting error
messages as to "file does not exist" and "file name has been
changed" and "incorrect disk inserted" (on my hard disk).

My virus checker now reports everything OK. Not that it ever
said there was a virus.

I did not at any time go anywhere near a French language site.
Nor do I recall seeing anything download to my computer.

Anyone have any clues as to what the heck happened?

Doug >>

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