[24hoursupport] Re: Fw: Fw: How to protect your address book

  • From: Dave McNeilly <davetheslave_1964@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 19:02:00 +0100 (BST)

I also have to agree with Christy.  Someone gave me some advice on how to 
protect my address book.  I have printed out all my email addresses and there 
are none in my address book, even though I have a good anti virus at least 
nothing will attach itself to my addres book.  Also as soon as I have read my 
messages and replied to them I will delete them.
  Doug Keller <dek@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
Christy is correct. The only way to be as safe as possible is to have an
anti-virus program installed, leave it running at all times, and update
it often. I check for updates daily on mine. There are "free" a/v
programs out there, so there is NO EXCUSE for NOT having one. Here is
the URL for one: http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm

Christy wrote:

> Morning Jerry
> This is just an alteration to the older !000 trick.
> Some say it works other say it doesn't. Whats
> more important is the fact that recent virus/worms
> don't even need your address book or email client to
> spread they create their own SMTP engine and obtain
> email addresses from files on the drive (text and/or
> webbrowser cache files etc)
> Christy
> http://www.hackfix.org/
> 24hoursupport moderator
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> On 6/14/02 at 09:19 AM Jerry wrote:
> >I rec'd this email from another list. Have any of
> you seen this and do
> >you recommend doing this.
> >
> >Jerry A.
> >
> >
> >
> >> >
> >> > I learned a computer trick today that's really
> ingenious
> >> > in it simplicity.
> >> >
> >> > As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into
> your
> >> > computer it heads straight for your email
> address book,
> >> > and sends itself to everyone in > >there, thus
> infecting all
> >> > your friends and associates. This trick won't
> keep the virus
> >> > from getting into your computer, but it will
> stop it from using
> >> > your address book to spread further, and it will
> alert you to
> >> > the fact, that the worm has gotten into your
> system.
> >> >

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