Thanks for the kind words.

I was not too concerned about looking foolish, I KNEW I had a virus and it 
appeared at the same time I opened the schematic file in question. I did not 
understand how it happened, but wanted to warn the rest of the list members 
*just in case* there was some new delivery method I was unaware of. I also knew 
that quite a few people would be viewing the previous night's email as they got 
into the office for the day (here in the U.S.). I was hoping to prevent a nasty 
surprise for others, should the schematic attachment have turned out to be the 
method by which it was delivered.

I'm still not sure how I got the trojan and it's odd that it appeared in the 
same directory as my email attachments. That file was the only email attachment 
I've received in several days. Hmmm... the mystery continues. 

You can never be too careful. It pays to watch what your computer does very 
carefully, and of course have a proactive virus and firewall protection system 
in place -- especially for those with 24/7 internet connections. There are lots 
of bad guys out there.

Matt Pobursky
Maximum Performance Systems 

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001 13:01:10 -0800, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
>At 08:43 AM 2/13/01 -0600, Matt Pobursky wrote:
>Again, my sincere apologies for the false alarm.
>Actually, I am grateful, both for the warning and for the retraction. 
>Viruses are very serious business, and it is better to  take the risk of 
>looking foolish than to wait until one is absolutely certain.
>In my case, Mr. Pobursky's message prompted me to get off my duff and 
>reinstall ZoneAlarm, which had been a casualty of a system crash a while 
>back and I hadn't gotten a Round Tuit.
>I was pretty suspicious that a virus could be transmitted in a .sch file, 
>but when I read the warning, I immediately shut down my Internet connection 
>and installed Zone Alarm.
>So, Mr. Pobursky, this was a false alarm, but sometimes a false alarm can 
>raise our awareness.
>Abdulrahman Lomax
>P.O. Box 690
>El Verano, CA 95433

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