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[APD] RE: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 10, Issue 32

The best way to avoid viruses is to get a Mac and install a good antivirus program such as Norton. Afterall everyone knows Windows is a virus magnet.

Ed in Japan
Fish....More than just sushi

>Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 10:56:35 -0400
>From: "Giancarlo Podio" <gp at isaconsulting_com>
>Subject: RE: [APD] has anyone else noticed a bunch of viruses?
>To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
>Yes I've noticed the same thing. Someone on the list is infected,
>unfortunately it's not the people that show up in the "From" field, the only
>way I've been able to find the source of such viruses to date is to list all
>the addresses we come accross in the "From" field of these emails, the
>person who has all these addresses in their address book is likely to be the
>person infected. Sometimes we are lucky to find a "From" address that is
>easy to spot, such as family member with the same last name, then it becomes
>easy. For example if you get a virus that says it's coming from another
>"Podio", then it's probably being pulled from my address book and I am
>likely the one infected. These viruses use your address book to populate
>both the From and To filed of the emails sent, the virus uses it's own SMTP
>server to send itself so it's impossible to trace it back in most cases by
>looking at the message source. Besides your antivirus, also make sure you
>are up to date with service packs and other critical windows updates as many
>of these viruses exploit known windows flaws that can bypass or even kill
>the antivirus process.
>Giancarlo Podio

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