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Harold Acosta
04-12-2002, 05:10 PM
Aphex E-mail Worm Has A Way With IRC, Instant Messenger.

Virus-watchers are warning Internet users about a new e-mail worm that can turn Windows PCs into one-trick Web severs that can use AOL Instant Messenger or Net chat services to lure new victims

04-12-2002, 05:20 PM
Here is the link to the whole story so people have all the info..

http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/175788.html

The moral of this story is? Don't open attachements from people you don't know, and don't even open them from people you do know unless you are absolutely sure what it is.

TomBrooklyn
04-12-2002, 08:36 PM
Another moral is to upgrade to Internet Explorer 6 or get the patches at www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (http://www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com) for IE5 to prevent email infections in Outlook Express that doesn't even have to be opened to infect: BADTRANS!

Gayle in MD
04-15-2002, 07:14 PM
Hi Tom
I clicked on your link, and got, "Can't find website" Are you sure that is the right link?
Thank you,
Gayle in Md

Rod
04-15-2002, 11:42 PM
Gayle it's just a link to M/Soft. I don't know if everyone is up to date on IE but they should take a trip over there to the update site and check it out. I use IE 5.5 SP2 with all the updates and it works fine. But no matter which version, you still need a good antivirus program!! The latest updates only cover loop holes in the browser or OE, they will not protect you from a virus. No way am I going to upgrade to IE 6, it still has some bugs. Others do as you choose.

Here is the link, http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/default.htm

04-15-2002, 11:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Rod:</font><hr> No way am I going to upgrade to IE 6, it still has some bugs. Others do as you choose. <hr></blockquote>

ok, i'll bite. what kind of bugs? i've been using i.e.6 for a few months now without problem. that i know of.

it's backed by a package of norton stuff too.

dan

Rod
04-16-2002, 12:12 AM
Well there those little red ones, chiggers. Seriously when IE 6 come out it had several holes and caused some problems.
Please don't ask me to repeat, I'm not a puter whiz. I do know I visited the people over at ZD net and those guys said do not upgrade. Patch 5.5 and you have near the same browser. Well it has been a while and I do not have the latest info. Since you brought it up though, I'll get another opinion. But I question why I would need it. What does IE6 have that I need? The security is handled in 5.5.
Anyway I'll get an opinion from them, they haven't steered me wrong yet. One of those deals, if it ain't broke don't fix it.