Are you worried about viruses?
While there are thousands of viruses out there, most of them are transmitted when you run a program. Some macro viruses are trasmitted by email, particularly if you use MS Word. Check the links and read about macro viruses ,if you are worried. You should of course, be suspicious of unexpected programs received in your email. Don't run them, or at least scan them with a good virus protection program first.
So what do you do? First, check out the links below about legitimate
virus warnings and hoaxes. You will likely find that the warning you
received is a hoax so do exactly the
Do not forward these false warnings to others! Simply reply to the sender and tell them that it is a hoax. Ask them not to sent it out to others and point out the links at the bottom of this page.
Be smart and get a good virus scanning program and use it. (See the links below) It will protect you from most virus attacks. Don't trade programs with friends and be suspicious of programs that anyone sends you. IRC can be particularly dangerous. Backup your valuable data and keep the backups in a safe place. Then, forget about viruses. I use AVP, Norton Antivirus and McAfee and know from that they workswell. I won't get into the argument about which virus scanning product is the best. If you have a particular program that works, all I say is "Use it EVERY time!"
So what should you do? Don't accept programs sent to you even by good friends. Get a good virus scanner and keep it up to date. If you think you have been infected with a TROJAN like NETBUS OR BACK ORIFICE, your virus scanner may be able to remove it.
If you want to learn a lot about viruses, explore the following:
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