Sorry guys........ Someone slipped me a worm and it began while I was
reading this posting. It actually came from my IPS. Wiped out ALL the binary
groups on my server and the addresses on my computer. Right through the
Don't know what it was yet. Seems it downloaded a lot of small files in
series as temporary files and processed them. It came not from the actual
newsserver but from something at my ISP (They subscribe to and relay access
to the newsserver.) Newsgroups had been down all weekend, when I was able to
access them about 5 minutes into the session, the problem began. I will
check with the owner of my ISP later today. He had an ex partner that has
done some malicious things in the past. Everything else is working except
there are NO binary groups accessible and all those listings are gone from
my newsgroup folder.
On Tue, 18 May 2004 08:27:57 -0700, "Chipper Wood"
Thanks. There is apparently a worm that can get you the minute you
start Windoze. Bit of a worry! I always thought you had to execute a
program file to become infected, but apparently not anymore <shudder>
When you start Windows the system executes a lot of files. It's
actually the best time for a worm to be started because the user has
little interaction with the process until all the legitimate files
have been executed. By the time you have a desktop populated with
your shortcuts and other icons the damage has been done.
Another good reason to have a strong anti-virus program running all
Sorry about your misfortune.
No misfortune here. In eight years online, I've never had a virus or
worm that did any harm to me. I've got all the latest patches and run
a good up-to-date antivirus program and a firewall. Touch wood (OBRWW)
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