Virus on the loose

Virus on the loose

Post by Peter Stewa » Wed, 19 Mar 1997 04:00:00


I have been informed by my head office that there are a couple of
viruses on the loose that are transmitted via e-mail.

Apparently they are attached to files called 'Penpal Greetings' &
'Good Times'

From the info given they only activate if you read the message.  I
cannot verify the integrity of the info, but I am sure some of you
experts will put me/others right if the info is wrong.  However,
better safe than sorry.
The older I get the better I USED to be ??

 
 
 

Virus on the loose

Post by Curtis R. Bon » Fri, 21 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Can't get a virus from an e-mail. If some one attaches an executable to
the mail and you download that and run it then you could get a virus.
But the virus wouldn't be in the e-mail but in the executable. So just
downloading an e-mail will NOT give you a virus. This is an Urban Myth
that goes around the net every once in awhile. So if you get an email
that has a program/executable file attached be sure to scan with a virus
checker BEFORE running the program.
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Thanks for your understanding.