[GRRN] Meta-source on computer viruses

Roger M. Guttentag (rgutten@concentric.net)
Sun, 08 Aug 1999 07:36:17 -0400

Dear John and list members:

I too don't want to beat this issue to death either. But the bottom line
is that, as far as I understand this issue, your computer cannot be
infected by a virus merely through the act of opening an e-mail message.
Virsuses are executables, meaning that they are applications that are
attached as files to the e-mail message that must be first opened by the
user (such as through the act of double clicking on their file names).
Obviously you should delete any e-mail attachment from a source you don't
recognize and even if you do, you should always scan the file with a
reputable anti-virus software app that has the most current virus profile
updates. As far as checking out the validity of any virus warning or
just staying abreast of this topic for you closet geeks out there I would
suggest a good starting page that is on the Yahoo! site that has both
news headlines and links to most well known AV sites on the Web:



Roger M. Guttentag


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At 10:13 AM 8/6/99 -0500, Rogers, John wrote:



>I am loath to clog your e-mail with this information and do so only

>there will be a greater long term benefit. Please verify "viruses" with

>Network Administrator or check one of the many virus information web










>John Rogers

>Recycling Coordinator

>La. Dept. Environmental Quality