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Old 02-12-2001, 09:22 PM   #1
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A virus posing as a photo of Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova spread aggressively on Monday, as major security companies rushed to update their antivirus software to detect the fast-spreading e-mail virus.

"Compared to the 'Love Bug', it's spreading twice as fast," said Alex Shipp, antivirus technologist with British e-mail service MessageLabs. In the five hours since MessageLabs detected the infection, its users have received almost 2,900 copies of the infected e-mail sent from more than 290 different domains.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:32 PM   #2
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I saw this on Sports Center and I started laughing my @$$ off. It's kinda funny.
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Old 02-15-2001, 05:15 PM   #3
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That is kind of funny.

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Lol, time for me to update my virus protection software.
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Old 02-15-2001, 10:18 PM   #5
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Lol, time for me to update my virus protection software.
LOL....yeah me too....

I heard this and said oh man!!!!

This is going to be BIG!!!!

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Actually, after spreading rapidly at first, the virus has apparently slowed down. Yet, people still get infected. What will it take for us to learn?
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Old 02-15-2001, 11:25 PM   #7
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Viruses are not LOL, wherever they originate, for whatever reason.
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My neighbor got a virus. It just takes people to open an attachment and they lose stuff I guess. I'm lucky and never got anything. Too bad for my friend who once gave himself a virus to see what it was like.
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i got a virus about 6 months ago....wiped everthing out...I mean EVERYTHING!!! It was horrible....

Spent about 2 weeks trying to fix everything...
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Over the summer, my hard drive crashed and I lost everything too.
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i got a virus about 6 months ago....wiped everthing out...I mean EVERYTHING!!! It was horrible....

Spent about 2 weeks trying to fix everything...
I guess you didn't have backup? You, and everyone else, should have backup - don't try to backup ALL of your files, just irreplaceble files like favorites, buddy lists, etc. I do this regularly to my CD-RW and recommend you do, too. And Howard, I guess you learned your lesson.

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It just takes people to open an attachment and they lose stuff I guess.
Not always, I once got a virus, the KAK worm, by simply reading an e-mail - it was from a contact of mine who got it from someone else. I detected the worm and fixed it on my machine, then told her and she fixed it.
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Oh. Ok, thanks.
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Speaking of viruses, what does it mean when you receive an emial (envelope) with no info listed. When you hightlight it to delete, you open the email. Question 1) what is this. Question 2) how do you delete it, without opening it.

Forgive me, I'm an oldtimer to computers, but a newcomer to the internet.

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Speaking of viruses, what does it mean when you receive an emial (envelope) with no info listed. When you hightlight it to delete, you open the email. Question 1) what is this. Question 2) how do you delete it, without opening it.

Forgive me, I'm an oldtimer to computers, but a newcomer to the internet.

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I'm not sure I'm following you, but I would say you can expect not to understand every single message you get - some won't make sense and will be from people you don't know - just delete them and ignore them.
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