I support 9000 pc's and Mac's at my job. About 3000 of them got infected with the Frethem virus on Monday, we are still disinfecting their systems. Of the 9000 about 200 have Outlook or Outlook Express installed. Klez, Melissa, Badtrans, Nimda, Navidad you name it they got it and spread it, without Outlook. The information you gave is misleading if not wrong. Eudora and Netscape is used on these systems. Now hiring Independent Sales agents World wide. High commission please see www.seedsv.com for more info. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joe Parker" <joe.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:21 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Email apps & viruses > > > Oh? Name any widespread virus/trojan/worm attack in the last couple years - > Klez, Melissa, Badtrans, Nimda, et al. Notice anything in common? They all > do their dirty work via Outlook. Dump Outlook and you've gone a *long* way > towards protecting yourself. They mostly do no harm at all to systems > running e.g. Pegasus and more importantly cannot propagate. Not so with > Outlook. > > You're certainly right that anyone can get a virus in a variety of ways. > But they don't infect *100* others if they aren't running Outlook! > > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.