Evil e-mail tricks PC users
'Klez' disguises self with variety of subjects, senders
If a computer has been infected, free removal tools are available from both Symantec and Trend Micro.
But despite assurances from anti-virus companies, some organizations like ACT Teleconferencing in Hong Kong are having trouble curing the problem.
"Irrespective of what Symantec or other vendors say, there has been no way to stop this worm in the short term," Bob Deverell of ACT told the South China Morning Post this week.
"We have been struggling to clean our machines," he said. "We haven't been able to stop it and we're very competent."
Q: so - what's the membrane prognosis - everybody... including membrane.com ... dumps their existing machines and gets new ones ? and is this the first of many to come ?
...talk about retooling info plants.
A: No. Membrane.com does not recommend Microsoft/Windows products. So far, these attacks only involve Microsoft software. Thus, not everybody will have to re-tool... only those using Microsoft.
Oh yeah, get all email addresses off the web... now.
If W32.Klez.gen@mm was activated before you ran the removal tool, in most cases you will not be able to start Norton AntiVirus (NAV). The instructions for running NAV from the command line and NAV reinstallation instructions are in the removal section of the W32.Klez.E@mm write-up.
reformat your harddrive and reinstall windows
As you may know, you have to run Norton's Klez Cleaner from Windows' Safe Mode. Fine. So, I can't get it to boot in safe mode any more. Not by F8, not by control key method... nada. It ignores the F8 key, and just hangs while booting if by control key method.
What a pisser... reinstall looks like the only option now.
Color me moanin' and a groanin' fer a linux box & x-windows