Sat Feb 17 21:44:10 CST 2001
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>From: Jason Matthew Gronberg <gronjm02 at wfu.edu>
>To: "Johnathon M. Clune" <clune at falcon.cc.ukans.edu>
>CC: edebate at ndtceda.com
>Subject: Virus Question
>Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 21:30:34 -0500 (EST)
>Im always scared of these damned viruses since one ruined my hardrive my
>freshman year. Not being "completely stupid" as Mr. Clune mentioned, I do
>not OPEN the infected .exe files. However, my email program
>automaticaly downloads it to the hard drive so that it can be read
>offline. When I read through my emails, I am careful to weed out
>virus containing emails and delete them without opening the attached
>1) Does this automatic mail download procedure have the same effect as
>running the infected program?
>2) Does reading the text of the email cause the virus to be activated?
>3) If the answers to the previous questions are yes than iss there anyway
>to change my computer's settings to prevent this from happening?
>Trying to prevent list clutter.
>Wake Forest University
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