[Central] Fwd: [Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post

pcrandal@sbcglobal.net pcrandal at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 19 07:25:32 PDT 2006

Pug Bainter <pug at pug.net> wrote:  Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 00:00:02 -0500
From: Pug Bainter <pug at pug.net>
To: ansteorra-announce at ansteorra.org
Subject: [Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post

Good Morning,

The information below is good advice and please remember it before
taking *any* action.

First, don't believe every virus warning you receive. Many of them are
false but are in a format or with false creditionals that leads most
people to believe them. If you get one, please check the sites below
to see if it is valid. Many of these you will find verbatim as being
a hoax that is either new or been around many years.

Second, if you get an attachment from someone that you are not
suspecting, do not open it. Verify what the person sent you was meant
for you and what the content is.

Third, ensure that your Anti-Virus software is always current. I
actually have mine download updates daily due to the rapid discovery
of new viruses right now.

Finally, if you are in doubt, please feel free to contact me via email
at pug at pug.net before forwarding any information on. In general I will
know about many items such as this before others due to some mailing
lists that I monitor.

This message, or a modified version of it, will be posted through the
Announce list on a quarterly basis. Those list administrators who wish
to include it on their lists not included in this regular posting are
welcome to.

Government and security organizations:


Third party informational sites:


Anti-Virus vendors:

http://www.mcafee.com (http://www.mcafee.com/centers/anti-virus/)
http://www.symantec.com (http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/)
http://www.f-secure.com (http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/)
http://www.antivirus.com (http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/)

A good "how-to" for safe email practices:


I hope this information has been useful to you and you will use it

If you know of sites that should be added to this list, please let me
know and I will include them.


Phelim "Pug" Gervase | "The problem's plain to see
Bryn Gwlad - Ansteorra | Too much technology."
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