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Re: [IP] mail from an IPer? Or a VIRUS????
At 08:28 PM 11/30/01 George wrote:
>On 30 Nov 2001 at 19:20, Sam wrote:
>> At 06:47 PM 11/30/01 email @ redacted wrote:
>> >I just received some mail. It looked like it might have been from
>> someone on
>> >the IP list in regards to my Charcot Foot question. The only thing
>> >was something that needed to be downloaded. I did not open it since I
>> >know who sent it to me. If this is something you wanted to let me know,
>> >could you e-mail me again and tell me about it.
>> That was a smart choice. Many members have become infected by opening
>> attachments sent to them by friends who had previously become infected.
>> Make sure that you never open up attachments, no matter who sent it to
>> Also make sure that your email program does not ever run/open attachments
>That is very true, Sam. Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided for everyone
>that many email programs WILL run these scripts automatically and seem to do
>their best at
>defeating our attempts to protect ourselves.
True... I just recently read that just having the "preview window" open in
Outlook Express can auto-execute some of these viruses. If you run Outlook
Express, be sure to change your settings so that the "preview window" is
not open by default. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of that program
here, so I can't provide the exact place where this can be changed.
Obviously an up-to-date virus scanner is a must, if you're on the Internet
and get email.
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