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09-18-2003, 11:20 PM
I know there are alot of computer people in the CCB.I have a question. When you Norton Anti-Virus picks up a virus in an e-mail you recieve and you delete the message does the virus infect your computer?

The reason i ask is that i recieved 20 infected e-mails tonight supposedly from Microsoft, i didn't open any of them, just deleted them. I use Outlook Express if that helps with no preview pane.

Kent Mc.

09-18-2003, 11:35 PM

It's good you don't use the preview pane. However that doesn't mean your 100 percent safe. I got a virus tonight, Bug bear or something. I use AVG anti virus, it quarantined the critter and no problem, I just deleted it. I'm going to assume since Norton picked it up you won't have a problem either. Maybe other Norton Users can say for sure. If not you can always go to Symantec and check their website or FAQ.


Cueless Joey
09-19-2003, 01:32 PM
Delete them all. Microsoft DOES NOT send updates via the e-mail.
If you have XP or Win 2K, go to this site and download the Stinger.http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
Scan your computer. Stinger kills some worm/viruses Norton doesn't sometimes catch.
Our network was hit hard today. We had to clean a ton of computers.

09-19-2003, 05:15 PM
Thanks guys for your help, greatly appreciated.

Kent Mc.