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Has anybody's sales been affected by the W32.Novarg.A@mm worm

Sales down for the last 3 days for no apparent reason

     
2:12 pm on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Our sales have gone down significantly for the last 3 days for no apparent reason. I wonder whehter it has got any thing to do with this W32.Novarg.A@mm worm. Are customers being scared off making purchases?
2:30 pm on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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our sales have been down - but maybe more to do with the recent poor weather in the uk.

one thing that has definetly been down is our exchange server. it is perpetually being bombarded with the virus and it cant cope with the traffic!

4:19 pm on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ive noticed quite the opposite, sales are steady visitors are up.

Which is odd.

4:31 pm on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thursday was a bad day in the US for me. Sales and traffic were about 20% down, but they bounced back on Friday.

I wondered about the same thing.....too many people spending time trying to rid themselves of W32.Novarg.A@mm and not spending enough time buying!

11:31 pm on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My sales have been surprisingly high the past few days. Unfortunately, McAfee has managed to lose quite a lot of incoming mail so it may well have affected some potential sales and special requests on the current ones.

No changes in settings or instructions have kept McAfee from deleting the spool file (and some enitire mailboxes!) when it detects an incomming virus in email. I'm switching to Norton's today. ::Grrr::

12:32 am on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sales have been really strong this last week or two. To my surprise they are stronger than my Christmas figures, incredible considering I have lost several solid Google listings and the fact that it is January (traditionally a slow month for me).
11:44 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed that the past week has been a bit quieter. My wife actually suggested that the reason could be because people have received their Chirstmas credit-card bills! Anyone think this could be the case?
11:59 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>Chirstmas credit-card bills

Just ran my monthly credit card invoicing for Feb....4% of clients have rubber cards:(. It was the same last year...more with good cards on 1/1 than on 2/1.....must be a lot of people who can't stop spending in January? or who can't pay their bills in January. God Bless the USA, a society built on plastic :)

12:50 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Our sales, too, have been excellent in recent days. Lots of bad weather in the East/Midwest U.S. Maybe that's why.
4:02 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sales slowed down over the weekend, but I would expect them to pick up when people get on to their fast connections at work.

The worm is meant to still be spreading, I am now getting much more infested spam than last week. Whether the threat of getting infected by the worm will damage sales this week remains to be seen ...

9:55 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've lost a few sales because I'm not getting e-mails. They are bouncing because of my ISP.
10:59 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hard to say whether we've been affected or not on the sales side.

I had gone a couple of days without getting any of the spam, but in the last couple of hours, I'm getting hit pretty hard again.

I get all unresolved emails on my domain, and all of the new Novarg spam is to email addresses that don't exist.

 

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