GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 2001-05 > 0989778438
From: Dave and Emma Richardson - <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] re: Virus, (no attachments)
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 14:27:18 -0400
It can also be received from another roots web subscriber when, as was this post, the reply address includes your address, the infected computer receiving the post will respond to both. roots web will block it but you will see it as a response to your post.
1. Don't send an attachment unless you first send a note with out the attachment advising the person exactly what you are sending them.
2. Don't open any attachment unless you first verify it with the sender especially if it appears to be in response to something you just sent out. Most viruses lately will respond quickly if the infected computer is still online.
George Waller wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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
> > >
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