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Sircam Virus

Posted: 11:15:21, Tuesday, Jul 24, 2001   Expiration: 11:15:21, Tuesday, Jul 24, 2001  

Sircam is a mass mailing virus similar to Magistr, which is quite common on campus.

Sircam is a mass mailing virus similar to Magistr, which is quite common on campus.

We are getting a large number of the Sircam virus infected messages. Because this virus is highly variant only some of the infections get detected by anti-virus software and thus the resilient strands keep multiplying through our mail servers.

In order to help the situation we turned on our virus scanning box in front of facstaff.wisc.edu, students.wisc.edu, mhub.wisc.edu. If a virus is detected in an attachment the sender will be notified. The text of the message is:

"The message you e-mailed to ... dated ... contains the ... virus in the ... attachment."

If you have questions please contact the DoIT Help Desk at 264-HELP (4357)

For more information about the virus see:

Created: 11:15:21, Tuesday, Jul 24, 2001 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 11:15:21, Tuesday, Jul 24, 2001 (by Weizhong W.)