Re: computer virus

From:"Diane G. Miller" <millerd@coho.net>

In reference to the virus, I have downloaded a program called InoculateIt.
It is a free download, you can do a search.  It has warned me of every virus
that has come down the pike.  I update it every two weeks. It will allow me
to open an attachment and deletes it if it finds a worm or any other form of
virus.  I am not an employee of this company, I just think it is one of the
best anti-virus programs out there.

Diane
Miller Consultant Service
millerd@coho.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Amos Brooks" <amosbrooks@home.com>
To: "Paul Howard Lockwood" <TigrSnke@ix.netcom.com>; "histonet"
<histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: computer virus


> Hi,
>     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
/
> worm.
>     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
> caution.
>     For the most current info on this bug see:
> http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sircam.worm@mm.html
> be careful,
> Amos Brooks
>
> Paul Howard Lockwood wrote ...
> > when are people going to take computer security mo

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