Re: email attachment - Virus!!!
- Dear Orlene:I also recently received email that looked like it was from another family member. One of them had an attachment of a photo that I had placed on a "Bullard" group message board. It also had a file labeled ie5\jucvvho1\yo.bat. There was no message, just the attachments. Dumb Me! The photo was harmless, but the other file goofed up Internet Explorer. The email address from the sender turned out to be a fake ... just similar to my nieces address. I'm copying everyone I know on this one. There is a fix. The file ended up in my Windows\Temp directory. I deleted everything in that file and reloaded Internet Explorer 6 from the Microsoft web site. My problem now is that whoever sent me that little gem must have accessed my email address list. Sorry, but it's very possible that your computer got infected because of that.Please do get the latest version of Family Tree Maker. Both Sue and I can email you the GED files we have and maybe restore a lot of what you lost.Bobbi----- Original Message -----From: Orlene LeamonTo: dowopinn00Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 11:08 PMSubject: Re: email attachmentHi Bobbi,I'm so sorry that something was sent to you. My computer was infected by something so had to take it in and get it fixed.......they totally wiped out everything I had on the computer.....and I didn't have a recent back up, so I lost everything. I'm trying to reconstruct it all again, but I lost all of the genealogy that I had. Thank God I have a hard copy.......I'm thinking I'm going to get the Family Tree Maker and start over..........Anyway, I'm back online again and hopefully I won't ever have to go through this again..........Keep in touch, and again I apologize for the trash that was sent from this computer.Love,Orlene----- Original Message -----From: dowopinn00To: W. Orlene LeamonSent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 3:16 PMSubject: Re: email attachmentI didn't think it sounded like something you would send. I deleted it without opening it. We think we may have pinpointed James Leamon's first homestead in W. Virginia. Ron and I are going to take a trip to Morgantown and surrounding area in July. Will let you know if we come up with anything new.Bobbi----- Original Message -----From: W. Orlene LeamonTo: dowopinn00Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 11:27 PMSubject: Re: email attachmentNo Bobbi, I didn't sent anything like that to you. Somehow I've been infected with something I think.......don't know how to get it off but I'm working on it. I'm sorry something like that was sent to you, but no, I didn't do it.......will write when I get this thing fixed.Orlene----- Original Message -----From: dowopinn00To: Orlene LeamonSent: Monday, April 29, 2002 8:37 PMSubject: email attachmentOrlene:Did you send me an email with an attachment called Japanese lass' sexy pictures? It doesn't look like something I want to open. Could it be I'm being spammed? Will open if it's really from you.Bobbi