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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 6:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Helpful Tip Concerning Computer Worm Viruses

 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 12:13 AM
Subject: Helpful Tip Concerning Computer Worm Viruses

Here is a very helpful tip concerning worm viruses you could get in an email:

As you may know, if a worm virus gets into your computer, it heads straight for your email address book and sends itself to everyone in there, thus infecting all your friends and associates. This tip won't keep the virus from getting into your computer, but it will stop it from using your address book to spread itself further, and it will alert you to the fact that a worm virus has gotten into your system.

Here's what you do:
 
1.  Open your address book and add a "New Contact" just as you would do if you were adding someone to your list of email addresses;
 
2.  In the window where you would type your contact's first name, type !000 (that's an exclamation mark followed by 3 zeros);
 
3.  In the box where you would enter the email address, type WormAlert;
 
4.  Click Add;
 
5.  Then, click OK.

Now, here's what you've done and why it works: The name !000 will appear at
the top of your email list as entry number:
 
A. This is the first email address a worm virus will find when it tries to send all of your friends a virus infected email. But  because the 1st email address is invalid, it
will be undeliverable, and the worm virus stops any further attempts to access
your address book.

B. The second advantage of this tip is that you will be notified when an email cannot be delivered because of an invalid email address. You will receive an email telling you  that your email to "WormAlert" could
not be delivered. If you get this message, you'll know right away that you've got a
worm virus in  your system. You can then take the appropriate steps to get rid of it. Just knowing that you even have a virus is half the battle.

This is a very helpful tip, so pass it on.
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