No, not an attachment. It occurred when I started to open a message. The
virus affected a file that allows me to have rich text attributes in my
email (MS Outlook 2000). I keep Norton AntiVirus updated and enabled
(checks files as they are opened) so I assume that the virus came with the
email. I admit I am a little confused about how this works; I thought a
virus could only come in through an executable file. It was our resident
computer guru that said it came from the email I was opening. Perhaps
someone out there can shed more light on the subject.
I would also like to state that I am in no way making accusations or trying
to point fingers. I just wanted to point out a possible problem we may all
have in common. An ounce of prevention . . . . .
From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 1:58 PM
Subject: RE: WM.Colors.AK Virus possibly received from seaint group
Was it received as an attachment that you opened? Please tell us more.
From: Discoe, Maia [mailto:Maia.Discoe(--nospam--at)intres.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 12:31 PM
Subject: WM.Colors.AK Virus possibly received from seaint group
Just a heads-up notice.
I believe I got a virus from an email received from this group. I am not
positive which email, but it was one received by me at approximately 11am
Pacific Time. I am always connected so this should be close to the post
time as well. The virus name is WM.Colors.AK. Fortunately Norton
Anti-virus was able to detect it.