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Re: virus

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From: Deb Hyland (hyland5_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 09:48:24 PDT


Leah, or anyone else who would know:

OK, I opened the email from June. When I went to the Symantec virus site, I
downloaded the "fix". But it also said I should download a file to "check"
that the fix file was valid. Well, I downloaded it, but don't understand how
to type in the correct info at the MS-DOS screen to change the screen to the
right folder, as per directions below:

                   "Information on Chktrust

                     To verify the digital signature of Fixkak.exe using
Chktrust.exe:

                          1. Download Chktrust.exe into the same folder where
you saved
                          Fixkak.exe.
                          2. Click Start, point to Programs, and click MS-DOS
Prompt.
                          3. Change to the location where Fixkak.exe and
Chktrust.exe are
                          stored. For example, if the files were saved to the
Windows
                          desktop, type:

                          cd \windows\desktop

                          4. Type the following command to check the digital
signature of
                          Fixkak.exe:

                          chktrust -i fixkak.exe

                          5. If the digital signature is valid, you will see a
message similar to
                          the following:

                          "Do you want to install and run "Fix Kak Utility"
signed on
                          7/28/2000 5:38PM and distributed by Symantec
Corporation." "

I saved both files into my "My Documents" folder. How do I do the MS-DOS
thing - what do I type at the prompt? Any help would be appreciated. (By the
way, when I run the "Fix" app. without having done the "check", it says my
computer is not infected. So does this mean it's not infected, or that the
"Fix" app. is an invalid one, since I DID open that email?!!?

Confused (also, I just got a brand new computer yesterday, so I don't want to
mess it up!)

Thanks!

Deb
hyland5@galenalink.com

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