[Milton-L] New [worm] alert

Sara van den Berg vandens at slu.edu
Tue Jan 20 12:20:04 EST 2004


The virus is described in USA Today today.  Our tech people tell us that we just
need to update our Norton Antivirus and we won't get those messages.  The
messages are labeled "Hi".

Sara van den Berg

Carol Barton wrote:

> Carrol Cox wrote:
>
> > I'm not infected, but this  virus has been sent out under my name, since
> > I've gotten several posts I never sent returned to me as containing a
> > virus. Don't open attachments even if _apparently_ from someone you
> > know.
> ----------------------------------
>
> Indeed! The easiest thing is to keep your virus protection up to date: but
> before opening the e-mail itself, right click on the sender's name in the
> message line, and you will see his or her real address (so that something
> that displays "Annie" only with a nondescript subject-line like "Thanks for
> your help!" will reveal itself to be from some strange person and domain
> that no one you know uses). Delete it without looking at it, in that case.
>
> Hope this helps prevent the infection (which is properly an annoying "worm,"
> rather than a deadly "virus," from all accounts) from spreading.
>
> (The other) Carol (Barton)
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.516 / Virus Database: 313 - Release Date: 9/1/2003
>
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