Re: computer virus
|From:||Amos Brooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
In defense of those who got hit with this virus, I need to point out a
few things. First I am using top notch antivirus protection on my PC. I am
almost obsessive about my updates. Even with this, my software did not pick
up the virus when it was downloaded from the server as it has with all the
other ones I've encountered. The virus is just too new and confusing, the
software companies don't have a useful scan available for the Sircam virus /
The only thing that kept my PC from getting infected (aside from the
fact that I don't open attachments I don't trust) is my being on top of
current virus events. I just happened to recognize the text of the message.
If someone doesn't recognize this they will have no way to know for sure
that it is a virus since the file name changes each time it sends itself.
In this case all the software in the world that I know of won't help the
situation since they aren't catching the bug in time. Although I highly
encourage everyone to use antivirus software. The only saving grace here is
For the most current info on this bug see:
Paul Howard Lockwood wrote ...
> when are people going to take computer security more seriously? It'
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