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Virus Profile: SULFNBK Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 4/20/2001
Date Added: 5/10/2001
Origin: Unknown
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: -
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

This email message is just a HOAX. Although, the SULFNBK.EXE file may become infected by a number of valid viruses (most commonly W32/Magistr@MM, the details of this HOAX message are not based on actual events.

We are advising users who receive the email to delete the message and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

SULFNBK.EXE is a Microsoft Windows utility that is used to restore long file names

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Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email. There are numerous variations on these messages.

(English version)

(Spanish version)

(Portuguese version)

(Dutch slightly modified version of the Sulfnbk.exe Hoax )

(Italian slightly modified version of the Sulfnbk.exe Hoax )

(French version)

Indication of Infection

(German slightly modified version of the Sulfnbk.exe Hoax )

Removal Instructions

In the event that SULFNBK.EXE was deleted erroneously, the following method may be used to restore the file from backup. Note: WindowsNT/2000/XP systems do not need or use SULFNBK.EXE and restoration of this file is not available or required for these systems.

-- Windows 98 Instructions --

1) Click START - RUN, type SFC and hit ENTER
2) In the "Specify the system file you would like to restore" field, type C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\SULFNBK.EXE and hit ENTER
3) In the RESTORE FROM field, type in the path to your WINDOWS CAB files
(ie. C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS)
(ie. D:\WIN98 where D is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM)
4) Click OK and continue with the restore function

-- End Windows 98 Instructions --

-- Windows ME Instructions --

1) Click START - RUN, type MSCONFIG and hit ENTER
2) Click the Extract Files button
3) In the "Specify the system file you would like to restore" field, type C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\SULFNBK.EXE and hit ENTER
4) In the RESTORE FROM field, type in the path to your WINDOWS CAB files
(ie. C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL)
5) Click OK and continue with the restore function

-- End Windows ME Instructions --

   

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