Attachments, viruses, and lists
David C. Rupley, Jr.
dcrupleyjr at bigplanet.com
Thu Oct 7 18:45:00 PDT 1999
I believe this particular virus is "self-launching". Once it is your
computer, it will attach itself to email messages that you send out. I
don't believe Audry "sent" it to the list - it sent itself.
From: OSLIST [mailto:OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU]On Behalf Of Murli
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:18 PM
To: OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU
Subject: Attachments, viruses, and lists
Fortunately, my virus program was able to recognize and neuter Happy99 --
this is the about the 5th time that that darn virus has struck my machine
As a general rule, it would be wise not to send attachments to a list,
given the potential to proliferate a virus. It would be better to store
the file on a webserver, and have people download as needed. Since there
are many folks on this list with websites, someone could volunteer to
archive (and catalog) such documents as might be of interest to LISTies.
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