Re: computer virus

From:Connie McManus

thanks for the warning, guys.  I opened up not one, but TWO messages (one
from Annette, the other from Linda Ryan, each with different subj
headings).  When I saw the weird meassage and read the attached file
string, I figured it was something malicious, so I deleted it... then  read
your virus warnings.  Lucky guess on my part!  I printed off the
information on this SirCam virus/worm that someone advised us to read (glad
I did) for our people I work with and informed our computer specialist
about it.

I agree with all that has been said about antivirus software and firewalls,
however, I think the safest thing to do is not put any sensitive info on
the same computer you do e-mail and internet stuff with.  I use zip discs,
CDs and an old beater Mac for all that.   

By sending this message, I hope I don't also send a stow away!!*g*

Connie McManus

At 08:22 AM 7/25/01 -0500, Barry Rittman wrote:
>My computer at work has current McAffee (updated once a week) and did not
>the virus.
>My home computer with Norton antivirus that  I update twice a week did detect
>this virus.
>Amos Brooks wrote:
>> 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
>> 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:
>> be careful,
>> Amos Brooks
>> Paul Howard Lockwood wrote ...
>> > when are people going to take computer security more seriously? It's as
>> simple as installing the softwar

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