New virus intercepted

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Mon Aug 22 18:46:17 IST 2005

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Randal, Phil wrote:
> This should be a FAQ:
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Feel free to write something about it on the wiki:

> Cheers,
> Phil
> ----
> Phil Randal
> Network Engineer
> Herefordshire Council
> Hereford, UK  
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: MailScanner mailing list 
>>[mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Denis Beauchemin
>>Sent: 18 August 2005 13:58
>>Subject: Re: New virus intercepted
>>Denis Beauchemin wrote:
>>>Hello All,
>>>Last night we received many hundreds EXE files infected by 
>>>, according to Kaspersky.  No other virus 
>>>scanner I have detected anything suspicious: McAfee, 
>>Bitdefender and 
>>>ClamAV all said there was nothing wrong in the files.
>>>All files seem to be the same length (26112 bytes) and came 
>>from many 
>>>different IPs.  They all have strange names (looks like random
>>>characters) ending in .exe.
>>>I'm glad I don't let EXE/BAT/PIF/... files through!
>>Overall we blocked 512 EXE on one of our external servers 
>>yesterday and no more than 3 came from the same IP.  On the 
>>other external server, we blocked 525 EXE and no more than 4 
>>came from the same IP...
>>Funny thing: we received them from midnight to 1:35 and then 
>>nothing until 17:36 (5:36PM).  It stopped at about 19:36 
>>(7:36PM) to not be seen again...
>>Still nothing detected by McAfee, Bitdefender or ClamAV...
>>PS: We've been told that McAfee will detect it with the 
>>extra.dat so I am about to download it.  It would be nice it 
>>mcafee-autoupdate -e worked as advertised...
>>usage: /usr/lib/MailScanner/mcafee-autoupdate [-dfrtv] 
>>[-Rnnn] [-Innn] [proxy] [prefix]
>>  -d      delete old files
>>  -e      get extra.dat
>>  -f      force update
>>  -r      show README
>>  -t      timestamp output
>>  -v      verbose
>>  -R      number of retries
>>  -I      retry interval
>>  proxy   URL of FTP/HTTP proxy server
>>  prefix  uvscan installation directory
>>   _
>>  °v°   Denis Beauchemin, analyste
>> /(_)\  Université de Sherbrooke, S.T.I.
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