Re: [columbia_heights] A Gentle Reminder: Purpose of our list
I hope this will put the issue to rest. This is from the URL
http://www.drsolomon.com/vircen/vanalyse/java.cfm#6. It is the Dr.
Solomon Website which is an anti-virus program.
"To date, no known Java or ActiveX viruses or Trojan horses exist in
the wild. Dr. Solomon's is currently working on extending our
technology to scan Java applets for viruses as the bytecodes are being
downloaded. We are also altering our existing OLE scanning technology
to recognize ActiveX controls as they are written so that when the
first Java or ActiveX virus is found, Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit
will be there to detect it."
Again, a virus might be spread by an email attachment that you must
open manually but not by just downloading a text (or html) email from
the egroup - unless you are the first to get a yet unknown class of
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Thomas" <Jthomas@...>
"Again, you cannot receive a virus from text files and both email
messages and html files are text files."
Yes you can get viruses and trojans from e-mails. I'm
looking at the F-Secure site right now, actually looking
for the trojan horse that invaded my system.