Thanks for the virus warning. I have a question that maybe you can answer. VISMT
publishes a list of math programs that met the standards ( such as Mathland,
Everyday Math, etc.) Could you get me that list either by email or fax (2592692)
Gregg Martin wrote:
> I just sent this to all my users:
> I've been informed that a virus called "Pretty Park" has been propagating
> locally. I have seen it show up on this system in a mailing list and
> while the FirstClass server cannot be infected, it can transfer this
> infection to end users. Here is information regarding "Pretty Park." By
> the way, only Windows computers are susceptible to this - Macintosh
> computers are immune to this particular strain.
> What is PrettyPark?
> "PrettyPark" is a worm, which is a program that is similar to a virus. It
> spreads from one computer to another in the form of an attachment to email
> messages and newsgroup posts. Usually what happens is that somebody sends
> you a legitimate e-mail message, and without the sender's knowledge, the
> worm generates a second e-mail message that is also sent to you. The
> second message has the title C:\CoolProgs\Pretty Park.exe. A file is
> attached named PrettyPark.EXE.
> Your computer can't get infected with the worm simply from downloading
> that email. It will get infected with the worm if you double-click on the
> PrettyPark.EXE attachment to open it. If you do this, you may see the
> Windows 3D Pipe screen saver displayed.
> Once your computer is infected with PrettyPark, the emails you send and
> the news articles you post will all generate a second email to the
> recipient(s) with the worm program attached.
> What can I do?
> You have two possible courses of action:
> * If you are a registered owner of a commercial antivirus program, you may
> want to see if there's an update available which addresses Pretty Park.
> Some individuals have also created "cleaner" programs specifically
> designed to rid your system of PrettyPark; we can't vouch for the
> reliability of any one of these in particular, but they do exist, and you
> are free to try them. You can find more information about antivirus
> programs at http://www.getvirushelp.com.
> * You can try removing PrettyPark from your system manually. You can find
> instructions on Symantec's site:
> or on getvirushelp.com's site:
> The manual fix involves editing the registry, and is therefore only
> recommended if you're an advanced user of Windows.
> Edit your registry at your own risk! If you make a mistake when editing
> your registry, you might not be able to boot back into Windows. Together
> Networks assumes no responsibility for errors made while editing your
> In addition, you MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE CORRECT ORDER for
> them to work properly. If you delete files32.vxd before editing the
> registry as described on Symantec's site, you will not be able to run any
> programs in Windows once you restart your computer, including the Registry
> If you are uncomfortable with ANY part of the procedure, we recommend that
> you either purchase an up-to-date antivirus software package capable of
> disinfecting your machine for you, or contact a computer consultant for
> If your computer was infected and you suspect you may have sent PrettyPark
> to anyone via email, you should write to them and let them know, so they
> can disinfect their machines and stop the spread of the worm.