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Re: Can I assume that was a virus?
>I got 4 emails today, one from killietalk that had the subject of
>"Lets be friends" on 2 of them. Since my hotmail account
>automatically scans for viruses each one was blank, even though the
>size was supposed to be 115 KB to 175 KB.
>Can I assume that killietalk sent out this virus?
>Joe in St. Louis (AKA 5414)
Maybe, maybe not. The messages with that subject were almost
certainly viruses. The stripmime program that scans all killietalk
messages would have removed any executable scripts or programs.
Normally those messages are bounced to me and never make it to the
list. Alternatively, the sending program (the virus on someone else's
computer) may be spoofing the headers to make you think that they are
coming from a familiar source. That fools some people into opening
To the best of my knowledge, no virus program has ever been sent
Barry J. Cooper
Department of Biomedical Sciences Home address:
College of Veterinary Medicine 27505 Riggs Hill Rd.
Cornell University Sweet Home, OR 97386
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