Re: [WestMichiganHams] Fw: Please read...huge virus coming
- thanks for the information, i forgot it was snopes, paul
From: Alan NV8A <nv8a@...>
Sent: Fri, December 11, 2009 12:08:27 PM
Subject: Re: [WestMichiganHams] Fw: Please read...huge virus coming
http://www.snopes. com/computer/ virus/postcard. asp
Almost at the very bottom of that page is precisely the text of the
message you received.
In brief, there's a mixture of fact and fiction.
1. Always have your email reader set *not* to display messages in HTML,
if that option is available (it is in Mozilla Thunderbird and probably
in SeaMonkey). That way you can see if the link is really to the site
mentioned in the text.
2. Use decent anti-virus software (and there's far better than Norton)
and update it frequently.
3. Better still, don't use a Windozzze machine for email.
(using an operating system for which only two viruses are known to
exist, and they never escaped from the lab. where they were created just
to see if it was possible)
paul odem wrote:
> can some one check into this to see if it is a fake or not, i cant remember the website to check things out thanks paul.<snip>