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aol email virus???

aol email virus???

aol email virus???

The other day i recieved this email with the subject "this is great" and "whats so funny"... both of them had email attachments... now i was stupid and i downloaded the email and it has now messed up my aol... also when i email someone it sends them the virus along with my email so the person i send a email gets my mail and the virus mail... it does not get detected by norton antivirus ... what is this virus and how do i get rid of it????

RE: aol email virus???

Is your norton up to date?
Look in the FAQ list for virus help.

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RE: aol email virus???

You should contact symantec WWW.Symantec.com to get help from there if it is a new Virus they are interested on the Signature.


RE: aol email virus???

Here is what I got from Computer Associates.  The website for their Virus Encyclopedia is http://www.cai.com/virusinfo/encyclopedia/.

Win32.Funso worm (also known as I-Worm.Menace)
Win32.Funso worm arrives in an email that has one of the following subject lines:

Fwd: This is great! =)
Fwd: This is hilarious! =)

The message body is:

You guys have to download this! This really is funny!

The attachment is called "sofunny.exe".

When run, the worm displays the following fake error message:

It copies itself to "C:\WINDOWS\SOFUNNY.exe" and "C:\WINDOWS\msdos423.exe" and adds a key to the registry so that it is loaded every time Windows starts:


Note that it always uses the directory "C:\WINDOWS" even if Windows is installed in a different location.

The worm also creates a file called "C:\WINDOWS\msdos423.ini" which it uses to keep track of its progress. Initially this file contains the following:


The worm sends itself to other people using the AOL client software. It also steals AOL passwords and attempts to send them to a third party, presumably the worm author, using one of the following mail servers:



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