Does anyone know if this is legit?

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  1. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I got an email just a bit ago from Landscape Business Systems saying that they had gotten this in their computer and emailed it to everyone they had emailed lately. Please read this and see if it sounds legit. I had gotten an email on this last week and another one a few minutes later saying it was a hoax. Does anyone Know for sure? Here is the letter.

    Following is information I received this morning regarding a Trojan virus
    >programmed to become active June 1. Because of the delay in activation, it
    >does NOT show up on virus detection software such as McAffe or Norton.
    >
    >I checked my computer and found the virus, and so did several others on my
    >e-mail address list. No one knows how long the virus has been in the
    >system. It may have been there for several months already.
    >
    >On June 1, this virus will become active and wipe out all files and folders
    >on the hard drive of your computer.
    >
    >The virus travels through e-mail and migrates to the 'C:\windows\command'
    >folder.
    >
    >To find it and get rid of it from your computer do the following:
    >
    > Go to the "START" button
    >
    > Go to "FIND" or "SEARCH"
    >
    > Go to "FILES & FOLDERS"
    >
    > Make sure the find box is searching the "C" drive.
    >
    > Type in: SULFNBK.EXE
    >
    > Begin search/find
    >
    > Find the file, HIGHLIGHT and hit the DELETE button,
    >Then go to and delete it from the Recycle bin!
    >
    >The GOOD NEWS is you should now be safe.
    >
    >The BAD NEWS is that if you detect the virus, you in turn need to contact
    >everyone you have sent ANY e-mail to in the past few months, and share this
    >warning with them.
    >
    >Do not rely on your anti-virus software. Neither McAffe nor Norton can
    >detect this virus because it does not become a virus until June 1. On that
    >date, it will be too late. Whatever you do, do not open the file!

    BTW, I did have this on my C drive also. I did delete it, but I still don't know if it is a hoax or legit.
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I just found out this is a Hoax. Anyone else hear this?
     
  3. jmcooper

    jmcooper LawnSite Member
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    Eric, I did a search on my system and found the same file. According to the date, it came loaded on my system when I bought it from Dell.
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    And dumb old me, I deleted it. Now what the heck to I do? I should of checked it out better. And dumb old me, I deleted it out of my recycle bin too. Duh :( I guess I will go see if I can recover it with Norton.
     
  5. jmcooper

    jmcooper LawnSite Member
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    I doubled click to see what it would do and it says it's a "Bad command line format", obviously it doesn't even work. The date of the file on mine is Oct. 10, 1999.
     
  6. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Eric,
    I found that nasty bug on mine after you posted this. I gotta say, it definitely does NOT look like a friend, from the icon. It reminded me, somewhat, of the conversion program, probably just because of the simple, black set-up. BLASTED IT!!
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Grassmaster has a thread on this in the off topic forum. He also says that if you delete that file, you're in trouble! Better check!
     
  8. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :angry: Egg all over face. :angry:

    I should really learn to look before I leap. Thanks, Eric for the warning anyway.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I hear ya, CSRA. I feel sort of down here I know. :(
     
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