Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Warning
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:14:42 -0800
Please.. this is an old wives tale...
You CAN NOT get a virus by opening an e-mail. You get viruses by
downloading a program with them in it. Has to be an exe to give you a
virus.. and the most common way to get a virus is in an installation. I
have gotten a virus before and it was off a disk from a manufacturer!
Scan disks before you install..
Hope this helps!
> If you receive an e-mail titled "Win A Holiday" DO NOT open it!!!
> >> It will erase everything on your hard drive.
> >> >
> >> > Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new,
> >> very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This
> >> information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft, please
> >> share it, pass this onto everyone in your address book so that this may
> >> be stopped.
Redwood Empire, Yokayo District BSA
District Secretary, District Training Chair
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
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