Hi Pam, Since IE 6 came out, only pics will auto open. Before, that, I never could figure out how everyone was getting all the viruses and I never saw one? Actually, before that, I don't think there were many auto opener viruses. I've only seen a few suspect virus type emails in my time. :O) I have them saved in a folder and will dump them on an isolated computer sometime to check them out and learn what I can, but I haven't gotten to that yet. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 8:05 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Viruses - continued | Bob, | I understand and agree that being informed will keep you safe from most | viruses, but how do you protect yourself from the types that auto execute | without opening anything? | | Pam | | | >> | > | >Hi Steve, | >I've never ran an anti virus program on my computers for more than a check. | > | >I don't need to. | >I get plenty of action running it on other peoples computers. | >Usually, the darn things slow down their computers, or don't catch a bug, | >because they don't update. | > | >I also think it is possible that a lot of antivirus programs give | >a lot of false | >alarms. | > | >They do have their purpose, so don't read this as I'm totally | >anti-anti-virus. | >:O) | > | > | >Bob Noble | >> | | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to | pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field | OR by logging into the Web interface. | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.