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Re: HOAX FW: warning:you may have a virus in your computer



In support of Eric's warning, I have pasted restoration instructions below for those of you who did indeed delete the file.
 
Per Klevns
 
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From http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q301316
 

Description of Sulfnbk.exe and How to Replace the Program File (Q301316)


The information in this article applies to:




SUMMARY

This article describes the Sulfnbk.exe utility and how to restore it if it is deleted.


MORE INFORMATION

Sulfnbk.exe is a Windows utility that is used to restore long file names. This utility is not required to run Windows, but it is necessary if you need to restore long files names if they become damaged or corrupted.

If this utility is removed, you can restore it by following the steps in the appropriate section of this article.

Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

To extract files in Windows Me, use the System Configuration utility:
  1. Click Start , and then click Run .

  2. Type msconfig , and then press ENTER.

  3. Click Extract Files . The Extract one file from installation disk dialog box is displayed.

  4. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type drive :\windows\command\sulfnbk.exe (where drive is the drive on which the Windows folder is installed, usually drive C), and then click Start . The Extract File dialog box is displayed.

  5. Click Browse , and then browse to the location of the Windows installation files. If the installation files were copied to the hard disk, this location is C:\Windows\Options\Install by default. You can also insert the Windows Me installation CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then browse to that location

  6. Click OK , and then follow the instructions.

Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition

To extract files in Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition, use the System File Checker tool:
  1. Click Start , and then click Run .

  2. Type sfc , and then press ENTER.

  3. Click Extract one file from installation disk .

  4. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type drive :\windows\command\sulfnbk.exe (where drive is the drive on which the Windows folder is installed, usually drive C), and then click Start . The Extract File dialog box is displayed.

  5. Next to the Restore from box, click Browse , and then browse to the location of the Windows installation files. If the installation files were copied to the hard disk, this location is C:\Windows\Options\Cabs by default. You can also insert the Windows installation CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and browse to that location.

  6. Click OK , and then follow the instructions.

Windows 95

To extract files in Windows 95, use the extract command. You can also use the extract command to extract files from Windows 98 or Windows Me if necessary.
  1. Click Start , point to Find or Search , and then click Files or Folders .

  2. In the Look in box, click drive C. Click to select the Include subfolders check box.

  3. In the Named or Search for box, type precopy1 .

  4. Click Find Now or Search Now . If the Precopy1 file does not exist on the hard disk, insert the Windows installation CD-ROM and repeat the search on the CD-ROM drive.

  5. When you find the Precopy1 file, note the location of the file (for example, C:\Windows\Options\Cabs). This is your source path.

  6. Click Start , and then click Run .

  7. The general form of the extract command is:

    extract source path \precopy1.cab sulfnbk.exe /L c:\windows\command
    For example, if the source path is C:\Windows\Options\Cabs, the extract command is
    extract drive :\windows\options\cabs\precopy1.cab sulfnbk.exe /L drive :\windows\command
    where drive is the drive on which Windows is installed (typically drive C).

    Type the following command, making the appropriate substitutions as previously noted:
    extract source path \precopy1.cab sulfnbk.exe /L c:\windows\command
  8. Click OK .

For additional information about extracting files in Windows, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
For additional information about long file names, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q142982 How Windows Generates 8.3 File Names from Long File Names
For information about the virus hoax regarding this file, see the following Symantec Web site:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html
The third-party contact information included in this article is provided to help you find the technical support you need. This contact information is subject to change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the accuracy of this third-party contact information.


Published Jun 8 2001 10:28AM Issue Type kbhowto
Last Modifed Jul 5 2001 12:27PM Additional Query Words name removed replaced > WMEHEMJUN w98hemjun w98hemjul wmehemjul
Keywords win98 kbWinME kbWin95 kbWin98 kbWin98SE
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Herring" <Eric.Herring@bristol.ac.uk>
To: "Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar" <gaz@uruklink.net>
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Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: HOAX FW: warning:you may have a virus in your computer

Do NOT follow the instructions below - it is a HOAX which
gets you to delete part of your system programme.

Eric

On Fri, 21 Dec 2001 10:36:38 +0300 Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar
<
gaz@uruklink.net> wrote:



> HI all please read this warning as fast as you could



> -----Original Message-----
> From: h.alrawi [mailto:h.alrawi@uruklink.net]
> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 1:05 AM
> To: ali hassan
> Cc: D.MAZIN; ahmed; Yasser AL-Rawi; wissam dawaf; Samar AL-Rawi; Salam
> AL-Rawi; RESCO; Osama Al_Rawi; Nawfal AL-Rawi; Nagham AL-Jelibi;
> Mohammed AL-abbasi; Luca BRUNO; kaisobaidi; hasnaa alkhafaf; Guy Gerro;
> Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar; Francois OUF; firas shuga3; Farah Othman
> Subject: Fw: warning:you may have a virus in your computer
> Importance: High
>
>

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Nawfal <
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> To: Saeb khairo <
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>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 7:22 PM
> Subject: Fw: warning:you may have a virus in your computer
>

> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 3:03 PM
> Subject: Fw: warning:you may have a virus in your computer
>
> Take this message and do as it say it is real!!!!!!

> Faris Al-Amood.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: al.saab <
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> To: wasan rassam <
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> Cc:
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> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 1:07 AM
> Subject: warning:you may have a virus in your computer
>
> Dear All,

> I have received this message today warning me that an ugly virus may be
> in my computer.  The person who sent it said their PC was infected.

> I made a search and found the virus and have destroyed it.  The bad news
> is that your probably have it, as you are in "MY"address book and this
> is how it is transferred.  This virus lies dormant for 14 days and then
> kills your hard drive.

> By following the instructions below I was able to delete the virus.  If
> you find the virus, you need to send a similar e-mail to everyone in
> your address book.

> The Virus can be removed by following these steps;
>
> 1.  Go to "Start" button.  Then to "Find" or "Search".
>
> 2.  In the "Search for files or folders" type - sulfnbk.exe - "this is
> the name of the virus".
>
> 3.  In the "Look In" section, make sure you are searching the C Drive.
>
> 4.  Hit "Search" or "Find"
>
> 5.  You are looking for an ugly blackish icon that will have the name -
> sulfnbk.exe.  "DO NOT OPEN IT"!
>
> 6.  Highlight the file - go to "Delete".
>
> 7.  Send the file to the Recycling Bin.

> 8.  Delete it again from your Recycle Bin or empty the entire bin.
>
> 9.  If you found this virus on your system, send this message to all
> your address book because this is how it is transferred.
>
> 10. If it does not show up on your first "Search" try a "New Search".
>
> I'm sorry for the trouble and our apologies for having unwittingly
> "infected" you, should it have been passed on to you.
>
> Kind regards

> Mohammed AL-SAAB

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Dr. Eric Herring
Department of Politics
University of Bristol
10 Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TU
England, UK
Office tel. +44-(0)117-928-8582
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eric.herring@bristol.ac.uk

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