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Re: [IP] VIRUS SENT PERSONALLY TO ME FROM SOMEONE ON THE LIST - BE CAREFUL !



I received the same virus, in the same way, from the same person.  My Virus
Software also caught it, so I am alright.

I am betting that everyone who had a post in Melissa's mail folder got a
direct e-mail with it. Since it refers to a legit post to mail server,
members will be more inclined to open the attachment.

If members, who have posted,  are not running anti virus software...we may
not be hearing from them for awhile.-James






----- Original Message -----
From: "Friis, Donna" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 10:19 AM
Subject: [IP] VIRUS SENT PERSONALLY TO ME FROM SOMEONE ON THE LIST - BE
CAREFUL !


> I am sure most of us are up-to-date on our virus knowledge and protection
> but just in case. On the IP Server we can NOT send attached files, which
as
> stated in a previous posts, prevents viruses from being spread and
prevents
> sending huge files.  Late Friday night, I got a email sent from
> email @ redacted with a virus. The corrupt attached file is
> Humor.TXT.pif. The email contained part of my postings regarding carb
> ratios. It contained a known virus TROJ_BADTRANS.A  and my virus software
> deleted the file (luckily for me). So just a little forewarning do not
open
> any attachment on an email unless you are confident. Some viruses can send
> themselves to everyone in your contact/friends/email buddies lists usually
> with a very generic letter like "check this out, buddy!". This one was
> embedded in a pif file and passed along solely by user error. The sender
may
> or may know that they sent and have a virus. A safe policy is to delete
any
> attachment WITHOUT opening it unless you have previously spoken to the
> sender and was aware that it was coming and agreed to receive the
> attachment. Running virus software is a must in my opinion but they only
> find and delete KNOWN viruses - they will not protect you unless you have
> updated you virus software and only if that particular virus is on the
> "virus list" of your software. (This would be the majority of the time but
> there are new viruses being written as we speak.) Most virus companies
> update their packages at least monthly, which you can download the update
> once you buy the program, so I am off to update mine one more time - just
in
> case....
>
> Donna
> ( very cautious but definitively not a virus expert)
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