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Posted: January 4, 2006, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=174904839

Here is the link.  It is supposed to happen 1/5/2006.

Make sure your virus protection is updated.

Okay here is the latest scoop from my husband......this is his field....he is responsible for thousands of computers.  He just told me, that Microsoft won't have the fix patch till next Tuesday.  Till then, do not open any Jpeg. Jpg., type file programs...those are the ones most affected.  Your virus protection should catch most otherthings but do not download any jpeg, jpg programs till you can go to Microsoft and get the "patch fix" next Tuesday.....................

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    Thanks for the info, Sandy! I check for updates to my virus protection and adware/spyware first thing every morning. I'll make sure I get the Microsoft patch as soon as it's available.

     

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      takeitez's avatar - japheth
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      Posted: January 4, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks Sandy,

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        Posted: January 4, 2006, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks  for the info Sandy!

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          Posted: January 4, 2006, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

          There is a patch available here:

          http://grc.com/sn/notes-020.htm

           

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            Posted: January 4, 2006, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

            Sandy K, thanks for the info

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              Posted: January 4, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

              I think I am just gonna wait till next Tuesday.....and get it from Microsoft.

              Sandy


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                Posted: January 5, 2006, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                I just got an email from a FRIEND WHO SAID THERE IS A BUDWEISER FROG EMAIL CONTAING AN OFFER FOR A SCREENSAVER GOING AROUND THAT SHUTS DOWN THE COMPUTERS HARD DRIVE AND WIPES EVERYTHING OUT. hE SAID SO NOT FOR ANY REASON OPEN ANY SCREEN SAVER OFFER RESEMBLING BUDWISER FROGS.

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                  Posted: January 5, 2006, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Thank You, will pass on the info.

                   

                  singleMOM

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                    Posted: January 5, 2006, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                    I just got an email from a FRIEND WHO SAID THERE IS A BUDWEISER FROG EMAIL CONTAING AN OFFER FOR A SCREENSAVER GOING AROUND THAT SHUTS DOWN THE COMPUTERS HARD DRIVE AND WIPES EVERYTHING OUT. hE SAID SO NOT FOR ANY REASON OPEN ANY SCREEN SAVER OFFER RESEMBLING BUDWISER FROGS.

                    That's a hoax that has been around for at least a few years!! 

                    Here is an explanation of the hoax.

                    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/budfrogs.asp

                     

                      Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                      Posted: January 5, 2006, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                      DisneyThanks Sandy and Calidude.

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                        Posted: January 5, 2006, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                        You are welcome, Tenaj.

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                          Posted: January 5, 2006, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

                          The patch has now been posted by Microsoft.  To install it, use Internet Explorer, and select Windows Update from the Tools menu.  It comes up as a High Priority update to install.

                           

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                            Posted: January 5, 2006, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                            The patch has now been posted by Microsoft.  To install it, use Internet Explorer, and select Windows Update from the Tools menu.  It comes up as a High Priority update to install.

                             

                            Thanks Todd,

                            I need to get on it! The last few days with my ISP has been scary! LOL and to me it seems the whole internet is running slow for some odd reason.
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                              Posted: January 5, 2006, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                              thank you todd 

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