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From: "Walter E. Styles" <>
Subject: [TNPOLK] Warning Virus Called W32.Bugbear.B@mm
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 20:36:00 -0400
Not sure why you sent that message to the TNPOLK list, but I have a long history of receiving multiple virus files from which my Norton Antivirus program has well protected me. The one that upset me most this morning pretended to be an issue of the Ancestry Daily News. I have never received one of those with an attachment, so it is obvious that it never came from Ancestry, but some might be fooled by it pretending to come from such a reputable source. The one thing that makes it very obvious that it isn't a legimate attachment is the double extension, such as *.doc.scr or *.doc.exe.
It is obvious that with all the viruses coming through email these days, we all need the protection of good anti-virus programs, but none seem to be perfect, for it is very difficult for them to catch the new viruses and variations of old viruses until they learn of them and update their programs to catch them. I once received a virus that had only been discovered the day before I received it. Suspecting it was a virus, I contacted Symantec, downloaded the new virus definitions, and my Noton antivirus immediately deleted the thing. I call that pretty fast response. I guess the moral to that, is to keep your antivirus programs up to date.