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Q: The bug "Exploit-MIME.gen.exe" is stopping retrieval of Emails. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: The bug "Exploit-MIME.gen.exe" is stopping retrieval of Emails.
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: jabby1234-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 09 Oct 2002 22:25 PDT
Expires: 08 Nov 2002 21:25 PST
Question ID: 74725
I use OS WinXP w/IE 6.0.  The temp file is always different & contains
this BUG.  How do I stop these temporary files from carrying this
BUG??  I cannot receive Emails (call collect - mornings till 1 PM). 
My number is 706-546-1496.  File is:
C:\PROGRA~1\Qualcomm\Eudora\spool\RCV14DF.tmp.  Thank you.  *Bill*
Subject: Re: The bug "Exploit-MIME.gen.exe" is stopping retrieval of Emails.
Answered By: vinods-ga on 10 Oct 2002 02:48 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi jabby1234, 

We at Google answers cannot contact customers directly! WE can
communicate to you only through Google Answers. Therefore I cannot
comply with your request to contact you by phone.

Your computer has a virus that uses this exploit. Please see :



Microsoft TECHNET - Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-020) - Incorrect
MIME Header Can Cause IE to Execute E-mail Attachment


Please download a patch provided by Microsoft:


Google search key-words: Exploit-MIME.gen.exe

Warm regards

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 13 Oct 2002 14:02 PDT
Hi jabby1234, 

Do let me know if you need any more help. "Stand-still" is no way to
be just because of a teeny-weeny virus!

warm regards

Request for Answer Clarification by jabby1234-ga on 14 Oct 2002 07:25 PDT
I'm using McAfee Virus protection & have the virus in WinXP w/IE6.0. 
I need instructions on how to clean the virus from WinXP.  I've
updated all of my DAT files & have run scans in "SAFE MODE."  Please
advise.  *Bill*

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 14 Oct 2002 15:23 PDT
I have been suffering from a very erratic ISP! Please give me some
time and I will get back to you on this!
jabby1234-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This was a great answer.  It led me on to research what is happening
to WinXP using IE6.0 (everyone says it only happens w/IE5.0/5.5.  Not
so.  Thanks to the answer I was able to research more but am at a
stand-still now.  Thank you.

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