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    New Lounger
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    Missing/moving folders (Microsoft Office 2003)

    Dear all,

    For the last two days, we have had the mystery of the moving or missing folders. Basically, folders move or were moved by some mysterious force from WPdocs to our client folder. Then we had the case of the missing folders, where all client folders after T fell off the face of the earth and were eventually found in some obscure place in applications. Plus we had the case of a missing folder never to be found again. All these documents are shared docs.

    My first thought was that it had to be human error. But since these phenomena are new and we have no new employees, I am somewhat at a loss why this would happen suddenly. Any input would be greatly appreciated. This tends to be a do-it-yourself office.[img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Ghost stories are ok too.[img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]


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    New York, New York, USA
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    Re: Missing/moving folders (Microsoft Office 2003)


    Update your Antivirus definitions ON ALL COMPUTERS ON THE NETWORK and run full system scan on all computers!

    Woody wrote:

    "There's a virus out there that will rear its ugly head on Friday. It's known by various names including 'Nyxem' and 'Blackmal' and could delete Office and Acrobat documents from your computer.

    On the third of each month, starting this Friday it will destroy Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Acrobat files plus Access databases among others.

    If you've followed our long standing suggestions for protection against emailed nasties you should be OK - but since this one could be lurking it's worth a double check - hence this short warning to our readers.

    If you have anti-virus software (and if you don't, why not?) then make sure it is up to date then run a full scan over your computers.

    Your AV software should have detected any nasties when they first arrived, but some can slip through so regular full scans are a wise move. Running a full AV scan before 'special' events like this is probably more for peace of mind than necessity.

    For the same reason, you might want to do a backup of your documents.

    The original virus might have arrived as an email message with one of the following subject lines:

    Funny <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    My photos
    Crazy illegal sex
    Real show
    Miss Lebanon 2006
    Give me a kiss
    School girl fantasies gone bad

    Once running on a computer it can infect other computers on the network so even computers that don't have normal email access could be infected.

    All the gory details of the virus are at and there's also a removal tool if you're already infected.

    Several of the anti-virus makers have downloadable demos for you to try. We've been trying out F-Prot lately."

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