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I understand what you mean :)

Everyone- If you don't have anti-virus protection on your computer, you may want to try www.mcafee.com. They have an online scanner available.

Best bet though is to have one loaded on your system, (be sure to update it often) this way when you receive an exe file you can scan it before you open it.

-DJ

On 9/12/99 9:21:23 AM, CharlieJ wrote:
>Yeah, actually after thinking
>about it, I disagree with me,
>too. It's too complicated to
>explain in a few paragraphs.
>But I still claim it's not as
>dangerous as some scare tactic
>people would have you think.
>
>Donna also made a good point
>about accepting exes. I had
>been talking about people
>controlling your computer's
>e-mail (interface with the
>outside world). What she
>brought up was a virus. While
>that's not what I had in mind,
>Happiness and others like it
>did append an attachment to
>your outgoing e-mails without
>your knowledge. The fine point
>being it had inserted the file
>it was extracting, so it
>already had 'permission'. But
>this is getting complicated
>and not a finite explanation.
>
>I guess the thing that bugs me
>is I'm constantly bombarded
>through E-mails and postings
>about this thing and that by
>well-meaning people that
>neither understand what can
>and can't happen nor have
>taken the trouble to research
>it at sites like McAfee &/or
>Norton or the source like the
>M&M example. Like the Y2K 2
>digit thing in Microsoft's
>date/time set-up that I've
>read or received countless
>times. It's phoney! Windows
>tracks 4 digits regardless of
>what you've selected to view
>on your readout. Check out
>Microsoft's site for the
>truth. (But yes, there really
>are some valid Y2K issues,
>however, I doubt if any home
>PC with Win98 or even 95 and
>relatively new other programs
>will have much problem with
>it).
>
>Or my favorite from a few
>years ago. Watch out - there's
>a virus that increases the
>power to your monitor so much
>the screen will explode in
>your face. Yeah, right. That
>can't happen. It's against the
>laws of physics, not to
>mention mixing apples and
>oranges. But I knew people
>that refused to sit in front
>of a computer because of that
>phoney warning.
>
>Oh, well I've drawn this thing
>out long enough. I think DJ,
>that if we actually talked
>we'd probably agree more than
>not. I just can't explain it
>all in a few paragraphs.
>
>Happy Sunday to all.
>Charliej
>





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