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j7wild
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posted 08-23-2000 09:54 AM     Profile for j7wild   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Someone is circulating by email a SCREENSAVER of the Budweiser Frogs.
If you download it and install it on your PC, you will lose EVERYTHING on your PC and the person or persons responsible for sending it out will obtain your user ID and password.

This is a new MALICIOUS virus that has been just identified by MICROSOFT and as of this time, there is no remedy against it.

The best thing to do is to NEVER OPEN an email from a sender you DO NOT recognize and anytime you OPEN an email with ATTACHMENTS; scan the ATTACHMENT with your ANTI-VIRUS software.

If you CANNOT scan the ATTACHMENT, don't OPEN it regardless of WHO SENT it!!

FURTHERMORE, it is HIGHLY ADVISABLE to UPDATE your ANTI-VIRUS DAT files at least ONCE a week.

If you are running NORTON AV or McAFEE AV, get the latest updates at:
www.norton.com www.mcafee.com

Keep your computer safe!!


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U-96
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posted 08-23-2000 10:10 AM     Profile for U-96   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Jeez do these things never die?!
Please educate yourself in the mysterious ways of the WWW. Not all is as it seems...
http://www.av.ibm.com/InsideTheLab/Bookshelf/WhitePapers/Wells/HOWTOSPOT/howtospot.html
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/budsaver.exe.html

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McCudden
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posted 08-23-2000 02:41 PM     Profile for McCudden   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I simply cannot believe that people are still under the impression that virii strangely leap from the internet and wipe their PC's in a malicious frenzy of formatting....Anyone who activates links or executable files in strange or otherwise, e-mail messages, seriously needs a cerebral enema.
It's not the e-mail or file content that damages your PC...only the idiot behind the keyboard can do that.

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McCudden
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posted 08-23-2000 02:49 PM     Profile for McCudden   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
U-96:
A man after my own heart,there's enough hysteria about this stuff already..basically through misinformation and ignorance.

We need more net users like you posting facts and excellent links to calm the waters

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