[Fwd: Virus warning] HOAX
peachesvan3377 at attbi.com
Sun Sep 15 13:27:17 PDT 2002
If you are using up to date virus protection (the two major players being
McAfee and Norton), you don't have much to be concerned about. Most virus
protections include direct links to their perspective website along with the
newest updates, virus library and hoax section.
Most importantly, you must download those updates REGULARLY. Installing a
new virus program every year or two won't do much for you. The hundreds of
new viruses found each year are first isolated by these major companies and
the updates are provided for you to keep up with them. Many of the new
program versions provide auto-update features if you are on cable, DSL or
enable auto dialup. If you don't have these aids then check your program's
website once a week for updates.
From: amp-l at u.washington.edu
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2002 8:05:03 AM
To: Amputee Information Network
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Virus warning] HOAX
At 09:50 AM 9/15/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks James...I will check it out ....
Here's a pretty simple, straight forward site where you can insert the
suspected virus name and see whether it comes up. There are a number of
others including those run by Norton (Symantec) and others.
These l'il buggers get their kicks by having us delete files that may be of
use or by scaring us to death with their dire warnings. Too bad their
talents couldn't be otherwise directed.
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