Neil Turner's Blog

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Who is the support team?

Dear user of,
Your account has been used to send a huge amount of junk email messages during the last week.
Most likely your computer was infected by a recent virus and now runs a trojaned proxy server.
Please follow our instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.
Virtually yours,
The support team.

I know this message is caused by a virus but it did amuse me considering I am the support team. incidentally this is a relatively new MyDoom variant (variant M) – when I first scanned the attachment with the July 21st definitions no virus was found, but scanning again with July 26th definitions found it. Still, I’m trying to work out why the ‘instructions’ for fixing my ‘spam problem’ would be in a screensaver.


  1. I’ve gotten the same exact message from 4 of my domains. Of course, there are still people out there naive to open the attachment, and I can only guess that this is how the thing is propagating.

  2. Wow, you have your own support team.
    That must make things easier.