The virus hoax, encouraging people to delete SULFNBK.EXE, caught quite a few people unawares. It was mailed to me from various sources and I responded with a warning and by supplying the people on the mailing lists with links to your website.
It gives me pleasure to report that the fix that you also published helped many victims to recover! On behalf of them: thank you very much for your public service!
Here is one response:
Dankie vir daardie waarskuwing - ek wens net ek het dit gelees voordat
ek ure moes spandeer om weer reg te kom! Die raad hoe om te herstel was
Translated: Thank you for the warning. I only wish I had read it before I had to spend hours to get my system going again! The advice on how to fix the problem was invaluable.
Robbie = Prof Robert Reinecke, retired professor from Stellenbosch University.
PW van der Walt
Dekaan: Ingenieurswese / Dean of Engineering
Universiteit van Stellenbosch / University of Stellenbosch
Tel (W) +27 21 808 4204
Tel (GSM) +27 83 630 1738
Fax +27 21 808 4206
Fax (GSM) +27 83 633 3611
E-pos / E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I received the hoax from two different sources, who usually would be considered reliable. It was only thanks to your message that I did not delete file.
Thanks a lot for your service.
Subject: W32/SirCam virus alert
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 15:29:49 +0200
From: "MANNI SPITERI" <email@example.com>
Many thanks for your highly efficient and prompt service.
This is the first time I opened a virus alert notice and it was a good job I did. A colleague at the office was infected and I could at least refer him to your timely advice and instructions.
Thank you again for being so public spirited - a quality that is not
so easy to come by.
Subject: Tkanks & We have moved
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 12:24:04 -0400
From: Allen Harrington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Fabian Brincat" <email@example.com>
Your Alerts have saved my system at least three times, thanks.
We have moved Physically and Electronically
Allen Harrington, Sr. Partner
Blue Hare Software
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