RE: Virus hoaxes, etc.
|From:||Todd Sherman <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Jeffrey Crews was absolutely correct about sulfnbk.exe..."It's apparently a
legitimate part of Windows."
If you check out the Win98 installation disk, you'll find the following
files zipped inside the compressed CD image files:
Windows 98 CD-ROM
SULFNBK.EXE 45,056 05-11-98 8:01p
Windows 98 Second Edition Updates CD-ROM
Sulfnbk.exe 45,056 4/23/1999 10:22:00p
Don't use Win9x personally anymore so I couldn't tell you what the file
does; but don't delete it. That's not to say this file could never be
corrupted by a virus in the future and have a payload of some sort. If you
check the size and date of the file, and it matches the file properties
reported by Microsoft, then you're fine.
What a "creative" virus this one is. No programming required. The creator
of the original email scares users into purposely sabotaging their own
system. Social engineering at work.
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