ARIZARD-L ArchivesArchiver > ARIZARD > 2000-12 > 0977091761
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] APOLOGY
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 17:22:41 EST
In a message dated 12/17/2000 12:23:57 PM Central Standard Time,
> Hi Everyone:
> I have had a virus which infected 63 files and disabled me from updating
> my virus protector and all that good stuff. This virus sneaked in, not as
> an attachment, but just like a letter. It was "WIN_$100_NOW.DOC.pif". So
> if anyone sees this, beware. I am very sorry if I have infected anyone else
> (I feel like "Typhoid Mary"). Maybe most of you were able to catch it with
> your virus scanners.
> Betty Mc
Am not sure which e-mail program you are using but see if you can set your
e-mail so that it does not automatically open attachments. My daughter (the
computer geek - network lan administrator) says that a .pif file is an
attached file but that your e-mail program brought it in as a text file. So
see if you can change the settings on your mail program so that it does not
accept attached files in that way. Or.. if your settings are set to allow
you to display emails in html style that will also allow a virus to come in.
Hope this helps a bit... Take care and not to worry.. Typhoid Mary you ARE
NOT.... This happens to all of us and thanks for looking out for us and
letting us know.
Take care - Emma