Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Virus


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-15-2010, 09:17 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Virus

First off I would encourage everyone to back their system up at least once a week, an external hard drive is cheap.

While driving this morning I received an email from UPS stating basically they had tried to deliver a package but were not successful and here is your tracking number which looked legit and attached are the details where you can pick your package up.

Two problems in my case, I didn't order anything and there are stickers on my front door for Federal Express, UPS, Puralator and DHL authorizing a door with no signature, I signed up for this months ago as I am not home much April to November.

So I called UPS and sure enough it's a new virus that will wipe your system in seconds, he went on to say this email is being sent from what appears to be all courier companies.

So a heads up, Call before you open the attachment to make sure it's legit or you are in for one major headache until the Anti Virus companies get a block in place.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-15-2010, 12:15 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Was this a link or was it an attachment in your email that was the potential trouble maker?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-15-2010, 06:37 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Was this a link or was it an attachment in your email that was the potential trouble maker?
It's an attachment that looks like a PDF which is why so many company employees were/are falling for it, from talking to IT staff at another company I own a small part of, you have to reformat your hard drive and if you are lucky it might work again but they were saying it is pretty nasty.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2010, 08:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh! Thanks for the heads up! That is pretty nasty!

I found more about this here.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2010, 09:07 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Oh! Thanks for the heads up! That is pretty nasty!

I found more about this here.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp
Yes that is the wording and I suspect this new thing is a copy cat of some sort, what is interesting to me is how much the attachment logo looked like a PDF file but I received it on my Blackberry as I was out at the time and how would UPS get my email address in the first place.

Anyhow I guess the point here is to make backup's on an external drive or memory stick on a regular basis.

I know this hit one of my suppliers in the states as he called me this afternoon, we have become great friends exchanging ideas outside the box and he was having a real bad day after this which is why I received the call, wiped their entire system in seconds and they are a pretty big company however they have backups but what a pain.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Merry Christmas Virus FourSeasons General Talk 1 12-09-2007 05:52 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello!
brandycarlton
Today 12:31 PM
Today 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 31
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
Yesterday 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 165
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 09:16 PM
by Steve
6 242
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:56 PM
Yesterday 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 139
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:17 PM
Yesterday 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 150
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Yesterday 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 294
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 146
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 669
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,849
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 299
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-27-2015 11:27 AM
by googus
8 492
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,318
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,330
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,394
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 244
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 354
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 264
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 277
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,657
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,608
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,410
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 292
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 237
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 406
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,411
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 335
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,174
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 304
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 2,012
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,189
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections contract help demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook foreman free lawn care google hardscapes how to husqvarna increase customers invoicing jobs landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy