From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 20:46:26 -0500
I looked thru all attachments that came thru today (March 14, 2K) and they
were all HTML versions of the ASCII message.
One strange post that I received today had three parts, all of which were
binary (or perceived as binary) by my ISP, and I deleted them. Normally,
parts two or three are saved in my Download directory but these weren't.
Outlook is notorious for being easily infected thru e-mail downloads,
particularly if you have it set to automatically open attachments. Windoze
is equally notorious for being infected. One virus that I have heard of
sends a 1 pixel by 1 pixel icon to your screen, which does not get noticed,
to it that you could not imagine.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Discoe, Maia wrote:
>>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.