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Without wishing to sound the least bit hostile in any way, shape or form, I have to ask - do we really need to know? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


Yes, viruses can be a nuisance but that is all they are if you take some rudimentary precautions - like an updated antivirus program and never open email attachments unless you know what they are and have scanned them for viruses...



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Two points:


1) this virus can be activated simply by clicking on the mail item itself. You don't have to open the attachment


2) it's one thing to be infected by incoming email. Clearly individual users have a responsibility to protect their machines. However, it's another where simply BROWSING to a WEB SITE that's infected can actively install the virus on your machine, if you're not carefully reading the prompts.
 

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Well, I realize I'm new here but even so, if we start listing every site that got hit due to incompetent sysadmins and unpatched IIS installations we'll have nothing else here. I believe it was half a million systems that got hit by code red due to being unpatched, and apparently the vast majority of those still are.


Get a decent antivirus program and get on with your lives, is my opinion. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif If you really want to be safe, get two separate programs since no antivirus program is 100% secure.



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Posted this as follow up response to orginal message, which raised it to the top of course. Didn't want headline readers to think it was still infected.


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