GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 2001-05 > 0989773409
From: "George Waller" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] re: Virus
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 13:03:29 -0400
Rootsweb lists cannot circulate viruses. Only text can be passed
thru these lists. If you think you are getting a virus thru this list,
you ought to examine the headers closely. The most likely
circumstance is that the email came not from the list, but directly to
you as a personal email. In fact, if the virus came thru the list, almost
1,000 of us would have received it...
p.s. I just checked the archives and see nothing from muirhead sent
to this list... the archives is not perfect so perhaps I missed it.
On 12 May 01, at 17:57, Shel wrote:
> Don't feel bad about it Margaret I got another half dozen myself and
> expect many others have also received these things. Delete right away
> and run your anti-virus on all hard drive files for confirmation that
> your computer is as "clean" as you can make it. This must be virus
> hacker month as our Senior Center and County intranet were also
> poluted with virus email attacks! Maybe our List leader can shed some
> light on whats happening? Enjoy the weekend Shel PS Take the time
> and effort to upgrade your virus program protection data area at least
> once a month so it can be searching for the latest version of these
> "cowardly bugs".
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MARGAREt DAVIS" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 3:31 PM
> Subject: [GM-L] re: Virus
> > I seem to have alarmed a lot of people and that is just what I was
> > trying to avoid---SORRY. Yesterday, I received seven emails from
> > , they were infected with the trans am virus.
> > I notified the sender and was attempting to notify the list owner.
> > Here is the important part, I am NOT infected!!!! Webtv, cannot
> > open those attachements in any case, and being forwarned I did not
> > even attempt to do so. PLEASE, don't open them if you get one.
> > Margaret in NV
> > ______________________________