Some of you may have received an email from crvnet subscriber
William Mathis yesterday. The email may have the subject line:
HYPERLINK \I "C" CONTACT.
*Please* do not open the attachment to this email because it contains a
This seems like a good time to remind everyone to be very careful when
opening attachments, which can contain executable macros. If there is
something suspicious about an email or you don't know the sender, it
pays to be cautious.
There is really no substitute for having good antivirus software to
protect your computer. Check with your computer manufacturer and
other professionals for recommended programs.
For more information about virus information and security patches
relevant to the platform you are using, check out your computer
manufacturer's Web site, e.g., Microsoft <www.microsoft.com>.
A good site to visit for general information about current viruses and
related phenomena is the UVM General Antivirus FAQ at
<http://www.uvm.edu/cit/antivirus/faqs/>. *Please note*: Site
instructions for removal of viruses using UVM programs work for
authorized UVM affiliates *only*.
The site <vmyths.com>, which styles itself as the "truth about
computer virus myths and hoaxes," offers useful information about
hoaxes and urban legends related to computers. These can also be
damaging. For example, the recent sulfnbk.exe virus alert, which
surfaced in April 2001, caused many Microsoft users to delete
sulfnbk.exe, a standard Windows operating system file.
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