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From: David Mowbray <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 21:25:23 +0100
References: <D1Pab.983$wS2.32759@eagle.america.net><3f6c123e$0$246$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com> <bki40l$gpj$1@reader11.wxs.nl><4c35084767john@cartmell.demon.co.uk>


Our valued memberJohn Cartmell <> writes
>In article <bki40l$gpj$1@reader11.wxs.nl>, Koos <> wrote:
>> This virus works as followed.... It tries to enter a computer, if
>> successful than it scans for addressbooks with email addresses in it. If
>> found than an email is send to everyone in that book. I dont know if its
>> once of a many times ;-(
>
>> This means tha its impossible for us, general users, to stop it.
>
>> All you can do is to use a good virusscanner and NOT open any thing that
>> comes with these emails
>
>Using a non-Microsoft computer does mean that you don't become infected or
>pass on the virus - although you still have the problem of having to deal
>with the extra 1000 per cent of heaviweight mail. ;-(
>
But if you use program like Mailwasher you don't have to download
them...they can bounced as undeliverable. Oh what joy!

David
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