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Tricking Melissa, Part 2

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Posted: 4 May 1999

Jim C. - Moss Adams LLP wrote: We took a slightly different approach to the Melissa virus than the one that you showed on ZENworks Cool Solutions on March 31. We created two NAL apps. The first forced run set the registry entry to fool Melissa into thinking that it had already run. The second was a forced run that sent the NAV virus definitions directly to the workstation. Everything worked fine and we had no problems with the virus. All this was done in 15 minutes on a Sunday from home. Thank God for NAL!!

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