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    Question KEZ virus

    Anyone know how to get rid of KEZ email virus. My machine has been busily sending the nasty thing everywhere it can. I have stopped my email until fixed.

    Jim

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    Docsteve,

    Thanks for the help. I downloaded and ran the fix. I guess McAfee isn't up to the task. I think I'll switch over to Norton.

    Jim

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jim Wilson:
    Docsteve,

    Thanks for the help. I downloaded and ran the fix. I guess McAfee isn't up to the task. I think I'll switch over to Norton.

    Jim
    </font>
    Niether is Norton OR PCCillin up to the task. I think it must be the way the virus corrupts the infected file. I don't believe there is (currently) a method of KLEZ removal other than deleting the infected file.

    PCCillin will detect the KLEZ virus on incoming email. It then quarantines the infected attachment. You can delete the quarantined file or keep it until there is a removal method.

    Regards

    Peter
    Kind regards

    Peter

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    Peter Sanders:
    Have to agree with you, bud. Delete and incoming crap - don't try to fix it. And never, ever send a "delete me" message to unrequited email - round file it. The minute you respond - they have a live spam victim. Despite all these precautions I sometimes get 100 messages a day from smut or internet viagra sites (how come no real "tool" sites could not do that instead - I like junk mail from Lincoln Electric and guys like that!).

    Anyone looking at broad band modems (In AB/BC) should consider Telus - they have the best security around. It really pisses off some of these internet companies because the install of a system is not straight forward and requires hard addresses from the computer & Telus (phone call required - 2 hour wait sometimes). Definately not "Plug & Pray"!

    Windows also has security holes (more like back doors) in how the DLL's (Dynamic Linking Libraries) are used over the internet. It is possible to go back through a DLL past a Stealthed Firewall. Another great reason for Linux instead.

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    Helped Friend "chase weird virus. It did nothing except spread itself to others and hide. I found a free program from a group in Iceland that located it, explained it. That virus "morphed" by re-naming its self, moved to different directories. We finally got it out (although the icland people said that (at the time) itcould not be removed or quarntined. Had to go to DOS, used a fancy version of "De-bug.exe" and found the strings. Not wrth the trouble unless you are "obsessive/complusive" or havedata that cant berestored. Ponit is these virus are getting to be like something from science fiction, they hid, change form, lurk in the corners and I think no anti virus, Norton included will catch them all, in all versions.

    The basic probelm is that we all use the same code (and must ifwe are to communicate) while the bad guys have only the examine the code to find a way to change it for their purpose. Sort of like, when 600 Congressmen make a law, the 6,000,000 lawyers, accountants, unions and others adversely affected immediately examine the law and figure out how to make the disadvantages work to their benefit. And we get pissed becasue they found a "loop hole". Fixed rules don't work in a competive, ill mannered world. And that explains why laws always finaly accomplish exactly what they were intended to prevent, why our computers will eitherbecome inflexiable or will always have virus problems if the virus makers are so inclined.
    But when a few good men, with a livery stable (45 Colts) take the bad guys to task things may change. No Rules just right !!!!!
    Steve

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    I have used "pqremove" from pandasoftware.com to remove KLEZ from my system. Seemed to work well and it was a free download. I don't know if it is still available for download or not. Good Luck

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    Just wondering if any one has tried Mailwasher for there eMail. A friend is using it and seems to like it.
    http://www.mailwasher.net/

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