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    Not ANOTHER worm

    I feel badly for people who have to use Outlook. Guess in some cases you don't have any choice.

    Just gotta keep those virus programs updated!

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    WOW!!
    I just realized at 5 posts a pop, someone just wanting to post about viruses/worms will easily be up to 50 posts like nothing.

    Outlook must be cursed!!

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    Thanks for the link Sixpac!

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    Senior Member RampageIII's Avatar
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    Thanks Sixpac! Hope I never need THAT information!! LOL

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    No doubt huh...

    basically... "people"

    buy a virus scanner (any one works just fine these days) UPDATE the VIRUS DEF FILES regularly (if the program doesn't do it itself) read the Manual on online help files....and don't and I mean don't (if you are truely paranoid) open any emails that you didn't actually request.. (even if they are from your friends)...

    just phone them and ask if they are virus free...

    Other then that... make sure you back up your files and then fdisk and re-install your O/S..

    (or use email software other then OE or Outlook)

    Oh... one more thing... scan those floppies too... EH!
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    And remember - "Regularly" means daily - on returning from holiday, the first thing you should do is update your virus defs.

    And check Windows Update weekly at the very least - don't trust that a patch will be marked as a critical update - all too often they're buried inside service packs

    And use a firewall. That way if you get infected you have a half chance of picking it up as it tries to 'phone home'.

    And practise that three-finger salute. Get used to what normally shows up in Task Manager, and be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

    I speak from experience here - not my own PC fortunately, but let's just say that since last week, even on my home network, there are no open shares on anyone's computer. I shudder to think what could have happened had a certain infection been able to spread via the network...

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