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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by M2 Carbine, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I just got a Norton virus warning.

    W32.Beagle.BA@mm

    Norton Action Taken: Unable to repair this file.

    It appears to have come in on a Eudora attachment siupd02.com
    I couldn't find siupd02.com in Attachments.
    I deleted the e-mail.

    I went to Norton's web site.
    They had a removal tool for a W32.Beagle.MO@mm and W32.Beagle@mm. but no W32.Beagle.BA@mm


    I had just gotten a Norton Live Update this morning.


    Anyone know what W32.Beagle.BA@mm is?

    And how I can send the author a letter bomb?;)
     
  2. DvsGlocker

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    Hello M2,
    According to symantec,
    W32.Beagle.BA@mm is a mass-mailing worm that also spreads to file sharing networks. The worm opens a back door on the compromised computer and attempts to lower security settings. The worm may also download and execute remote files.

    here's a link to the download page on symantec.

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.beagle@mm.removal.tool.html

    This variant is listed at the bottom of the ones that the tool will remove.

    Regards,
    Dave.

    P.S. mail bombing someone for sending you a virus is not a appropriate response, as the sender by virtue of the nature of most viruses does not knowingly send it to you.
     

  3. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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  4. M2 Carbine

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    Thanks guys,

    I didn't (knowingly) open the attachment but I've heard there's e-mail that can infect your machine just by downloading the e-mail. :(
     
  5. DvsGlocker

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    Hello M2,
    if you keep your norton updated and don't open unknown attachments you should be as safe as is possible,
    also installing the microsoft service packs, these install patches to prevent possible exploits in the operating system.

    I personally use this website to scan computers for trojans and spyware, it can find things that other anti-virus won't, including norton.

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    Regards,
    Dave.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    Thanks Dave,
    I try to keep Norton up to date.
    I guess Norton blocked it because I just finished running the removal tool and it said none of the Beagles were found.
    Housecall sounds familiar, I'll check it out tonight.


    I'm checking out those others to DC.
     
  7. Washington D.C.

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    Trendmicro Housecall is excellent.It can't always remove things but it normally does a good job.At the very least the scan should find anything that's there.It scans your PC through the internet.It's not installed in your PC like the others.It still does a great job and it can remove a lot of things.It's normally very up to date.
     
  8. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Funny, that.

    Avast just tells me it blocked that particular attachment...;Q ;g ;f ;a ;f ;z

    If it weren't for Norton, though, my monthly revenues would drop off precipitously...so Keep On RENEWING IT!!

    MUUAAAA-haaa-haaa-haaaaaa!!!!
     
  9. DvsGlocker

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    (quote)Funny, that.

    Avast just tells me it blocked that particular attachment...

    If it weren't for Norton, though, my monthly revenues would drop off precipitously...so Keep On RENEWING IT!!

    MUUAAAA-haaa-haaa-haaaaaa!!!!
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    If you read the original post M2 stated that norton popped up and said it could not repair the file and it would then auto quarantine the attachment, so the W32.Beagle.BA@mm file did not exe.
    this means norton functioned correctly, M2 wanted to run the removal tool as a precaution, not because of any failure by norton.

    the only way norton on a pc might provide you with a job fixing it is if the user fails to update it and relys on it to function regardless of this fact,in that case it won't matter what anti-virus product you install because the problem is the user.

    Regards,
    Dave.
     
  10. M2 Carbine

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    Correct.

    I had the latest "live update".
    Norton did it's job catching the virus.

    I ran a full virus scan and just to double check, since I knew Norton had "removal tools" I wanted to run the tool for this virus.
    For some reason I missed the tool for the Beagle.BA.;Q



    You know I had a chance to go to computer school in the USMC, 1956.
    I turned it down. I don't think I had ever heard of a computer then.

    Maybe if I had started then, I might know what I'm doing now.;f
     
  11. dwhite

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    I hate norton it cant do anything lol
    I use something that actually can do something :)


    http://www.kaspersky.com/

    norton and mcaffee fell by the wasteside 3 years ago for me

    :) :) :)