Join the Crew

Classification

Malware

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Join the Crew

Summary

This is not a virus, but a version of the Good Times hoax. It was started by a message posted to some usenet newsgroups in February 1997. The original message was like this:

Hey, just to let you guys know one of my friends recieved an email called
 "Join the Crew," and it erased her entire hard drive.
This is that new
 virus that is going around.
Just be careful of what mail you read.
Just
 trying to be helpful...

Removal

Ignore these messages and do not pass them on.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

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