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Old 03-03-2004, 11:28 PM
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i just recieved an e-mail from tgcmedley@sbc. com, the title was : is this your account.

attachment said this:

nomoney.doc.pif.

THIS IS A VIRUS! DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT! THIS IS NOT A JOKE. IT CAME IN MY BULK MAIL FOLDER. AGAIN, DO NOT OPEN!!!

thank DELL for macafee virus scan or i'd be screwed...
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:32 PM
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Thanks for the heads up
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:38 PM
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no prob. if anyone dont have an online virus scan program...GET ONE... they help
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:22 AM
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There is also a virus circulating right now that is coming in a .zip file, beware.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:56 AM
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This is a freeware email program that also keeps the spam and viruses at bay. Check it out. I just bounce it right back at them.

MAIL WASHER
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:16 AM
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there is a site on the net that explains how to keep sending their spam back to them in a reacurring loop so many times they`ll be begging for mercy...i hates spam...i prefer green eggs and ham
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:05 AM
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The mailwasher program allows you to see what mail you have on your ISP's server before it ever gets opened on your end. Great program. I've been using it for a couple years. You can catch it on your ISP's end. So it never ends up in your email box.
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:55 AM
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mailwasher is a great program, however i don't recommend attempting to bounce these infected messages. just delete them. this strain of mass mailing virus spoofs the sender address, trying to bounce the message will more than likely result in more unwanted mail to you in the form of delivery failure notices from the remote mail servers.

tyler typed up a good post yesterday about being careful what kinds of attachments to open. the bottom line is, don't open every attachment that comes into your inbox. it used to be more or less safe to open them if the person it was from was someone that you knew, however the mass mailing virus types that are out there now blast email out from an infected machine with names from the address book, etc, as the sender. if you get an email from somefriend@isp.com with an attachment, it doesn't mean that they sent it. one giveaway is look at your inbox when you check your mail, is there a message that shows up multiple times from different senders? if so, chances are high that it's an infected message. also, in the event there's a message with an attachment from one of your friends, read what the message says before you open the attachment. does the message read like your friend wrote it? if something just doesn't seem right then delete it instead of opening it. also, be especially reluctant to open an exectuble type of attachment with extensions such as .com, .pif, .bat, .exe, etc. and if the attachment has more than one extension (like .bat.pif or .txt.scr) absolutely do not open it. also keep in mind that your anti-virus program is only as good as its virus definition files. if it hasn't been updated in at least a week then it's not doing you much good. also, if it is up to date and it doesn't trigger on a message ... that doesn't mean that the message is not infected, it could mean that the virus is new and the anti-virus companies are scrambling to update their virus definitions to catch it.

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my program tells me if there is a virus before it opens as well
McAFEE Security Center. thanks to that.
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Old 03-04-2004, 09:20 PM
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Good info Zack....you amaze and scare me all at the same time when you start talking about puters.
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Thanks for all the info guys.
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