Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: A NEW VIRUS!! :)
Re: A NEW VIRUS!! :)
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 22:19:56 -0600
At 12:18 AM 3/31/99 , you wrote:
>Brother and Sister L'ers,
>(The following is said only in jest)
>I reliable source has just alerted me that there is now a new virus out
>that causes listservs all around to be inundated with many messages that
>state and restate the same thing about itself. I would like to know how
>to protect my email program and computer from this menace.
>Will an antivirus program work? HELP!! So far I've received 17 such
>messages on this listserv alone!!
>But seriously guys.. the rash of warning mail that goes out is probably
>as much of a menace to any ISP as the actual virus. I would conjecture
>that the amount of real viruses sent probably adds up to only a
>miniscule *fraction* of all the virus warning mail that has ever gone
>Ray Sayah Jr.
>PS. whoops! make that number *18* messages. &-)
For your anti virus program to detect Melissa, you'll have to have the very
latest update from the company. One from the last couple of days matter of
fact. This will solve most of your problems, but since Melissa is
mutating, it isn't a sure thing.
To be completely safe, just don't open any attachments unless you know what
it is, and you were expecting it. Just because you know the person who
sent it to you isn't enough. That's part of the virus. Let me know if you
have any other questions.
Section SR8a Vice Chief
Former Chicksa #202 Lodge Chief
Aiyuli Chufa Ahina Oshchiloi Pukna
"Worthy One with Curly Top"