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Pc virus please read
Mon 30-Nov-09
6:29 pm
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mutley
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Michelle from Oregon
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Its always a good idea to pass on virus warnings, you'd be suprised how many people don't hear.

My husband works for a anti-virus company "who will remain nameless" (his warning!) and he has Norton AND Spyware Doctor on all of our machines, ours and the family. Between the 2 systems, one company or the other will be able to move fast enough to catch a majority of the problems.

But DON'T FORGET to keep whatever anti-virus you use up to date! 

It won't work if you're not current! 

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Thu 11-Mar-10
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May I  just add, please don't arbitrarily forward these sort of e-mails. The vast majority of them are hoaxes, like the one mentioned in the first post. Please do a quick search first. If you do find that it is a genuine virus, then possibly let your friends know, however, their anti-virus software will quickly be up to date.

The whole purpose of these "Forward to all your friends" messages is to tie up Internet resources and unwittingly you actually  become  part of the virus chain.

I heard of a story from a certain, well know 3 letter American computer giant. Apparently some sort of chain e-mail was being distributed within the company and was causing   performance problems with the network and e-mail systems.

Management decided  this wasn't good, so they sent out an e-mail asking staff not to forward chain e-mails to each other. It concluded by asking managers and staff to forward THAT e-mail to ALL members of staff, which they did, which then caused a bigger and more devastating effect on their systems.   Roll_Eyes

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Simon

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Thu 11-Mar-10
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Agreed, always check with Snopes.

I'll try that again!

Thu 11-Mar-10
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Snopes is fantastic,Cheers the number of emails I get passed on with some concern or other that proves to be totally false or only a tiny shred of truth in it is beyond belief, why don't people check out the email first before passing it on anyway Steam. That includes those which say that it is for real because it says so on Snopes, I once got an email saying that and when I did check on Snopes it was not correct. SteamSteam

BTW the best truthful one I have come across is http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/dammed.asp

Thu 11-Mar-10
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I remember that one, what a hoot!  I, too, get lots of that type mail from friends who should know better and it drives me mad.  They also send chain-mails because they know I will have no compunction in deleting them, why are they so scared?    Steam They are grown women of a certain age BTW. Whistle

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Mar-10
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Another big Ok here for Snopes. It's great for some of those "OMG you'll get free trainers/iPods/holidays for forwarding this email to millions of people" chain letters.

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