At 09:22 PM 22/04/2001 +0100, Doon the Toon wrote:
>Hi Jimmie. You said:-
> > Virus's can live comfortably in
> >the body of messages as well as in it's attachments.
>If the list is set to "Plain Text Only", so that attachments are stripped
>off on their way through Yahoo's server, there is no way that genuine
>viruses can be propagated. A virus cannot exist within a straight forward
Hello there, Doon the Toon,
Your helpful comments are much appreciated, and well understood.
You will know that our Group Setting does not permit attachments,
for the very reason you mentioned, and also ensures that we only see
plain text messages. The non-text stripping seems to go on all the
time. I hope it never offends our ladies!!
By chance, only because it was original equipment in my Compaq,
I am a McAfee user. Norton provide a superb, but differently flavoured
service, that does not require one to be on line for Scans.
Every morning I get a message at my appointed hour of 7am, regarding
any updates for the day , typically I have to download maybe three a week.
They provide not only protection, but stacks of info, and a good Glossary.
I have had two incidents recently where McAfee have warned me,
but have been unable to clean or delete the file. The virus had found it's way
into the "_restore" file kept by Windows ME, which is write protected.
Jointly we have been unable to be sure how the virus reached there, and what
it's point of entry was. It took a Tech a bit of time to delve into DOS to
it out. Hence my caution about entry via messages themselves , as distinct
from clear cut attachments.
Just to add a Dundee touch to this saga - and to say that I have been
propositioned by Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs - innumerably.
I do have an original celluloid image of "Dopey" on my wall, bought by my
Father around the postwar 1940s from - Robertson & Bruce Ltd,
Fine Art Dealers,Panmure Salon, 90 Commercial Street.
It is attributed to "Walt Disney and his Collaborators".
Quite a Collectors piece by now i would think!