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Subject: Re: Virus
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 16:46:54 EDT
In a message dated 4/20/01 9:24:56 PM GMT Daylight Time,
> Dear List
> To all that received a e-mail from myself it all started when I opened a
> attachment from G Robson of the list so I apologies.
> The annoying thing is that it was not detected by my anti-virus program
> plus the fact that it came of the list and I thought that e-mail was pre
> -scanned by roots web so as to stop this thing happening. The unfortunate
> thing is that I had to reinstall windows and all my work that I had saved
> on to my computer as now been lost.
I had a proble of this kind - due to an internal fault rather than a virus.
Fortunately about a year ago I "invested" in a rewritable cd-rom drive, and
had used it to back up most of my data. I did lose some, but have been able
to reconstruct the bits that really matter
Since that episode, I have taken to using the "backup" files on my cd-rom as
the "working" ones, and saving my data to there rather than the hard drive. I
don't know if there are any disadvantages to this, or indeed any viruses that
can attack the cd-rom as well as the hard drive to which they are downloaded
- but it seems like a useful way of safeguarding myself. I would welcome any
Mike Stone - Peterborough, England
"The English people are like the English beer. Froth on top, dregs at the
middle excellent". Voltaire.