ANST - Fwd: FW: Virus alert
toshirokoi at hotmail.com
Fri May 19 07:20:42 PDT 2000
Please note the extension to the files. That is the key to avoiding this
latest virus. But like they say, "When in doubt, delete."
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Info All
> > Sent: May 19, 2000 8:41 AM
> > To: Info All
> > Subject: Virus alert
> > A new strain of the Love Letter virus is being reported by several
> > anti-virus companies. Similar to Love Letter, this virus spreads by
> > sending itself to all adressees in the Outlook address book when it is
> > activated. The attachment file name is random, but will always have a
> > extension. The subject header will begin with "FW: " and will include
> > name of the randomly chosen attachment (excluding the .VBS extension).
> > This virus will overwrite every file on the system that is not currently
> > in use, including local drive and mapped network drives (with the
> > exception of files in root directories).
> > Do not open file attachments unless you are positive of the contents,
> > are expecting to receive an attachment from that person. Do not open an
> > attachment with a file name ending in .VBS (upper or lower case). If
> > recieve a suspect attachment, immediately delete the message, and delete
> > it from your Deleted Items folder. With Outlook, if you press and hold
> > the Shift key while deleting the message, it will permanently delete it.
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