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From: "Larry Roberts" <>
Subject: RE: [MI-CCGS-L] Re: Virus
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 10:32:59 -0500
Good advice B&B. However, I would go one step further, and that is to advise readers
to not execute ANY ".exe" file or open any ".doc" file that is an attachment to an
e-mail. In fact, my personal approach is to not open or execute ANY e-mail
attachment unless the sender has alerted me to the attachment in a prior e-mail. I
delete them immediately. Just as an added safety measure, I run an anti-virus
program, updated weekly with the very latest signature files. I speak on this topic
from personal experience, having received at least a half dozen viruses/worms over
the past 10 years from a variety of sources including e-mail attachments and infected
diskettes. In fact, one case involved a diskette from Hewlett-Packard. Fortunately,
my anti-virus program has caught all of them so far (knock on wood<G>). One
additional thing to be aware of is that there is a class of worms that will, after
infecting someones system, send infected e-mails to everyone in the persons e-mail
address book without the person knowing that this is being done. So even e-mails
from known sources should be suspect.
Every one should be running an anti-virus program that will check any file being
added to your system, either from an e-mail or a diskette/CD, and the program should
be updated regularly--weekly if possible. About 200 new viruses are discovered
monthly by the company that wrote the anti-virus program I use, so an outdated
program is no better than not having one. Hope this is helpful. Drop me a note if
you want to discuss. Larry Roberts
> Good morning all,
> There is good news this morning. We have been alerted about another new
> virus, hopefully before anyone got it. This new on is calle CREATIVE.EXE.
> You are asked to check out this new movie. If you do, shame on you.
> If you do receive an e-mail with this CREATIVE.EXE attached, best advice
> is to delete the message, then go to your deleted folder and delete it
> again. The anti virus center has established that this virus is "High
> Risk". That means that it will do a lot of damage if contacted.