Got another email containing a virus

Submitted by Bojack on 03/01/2004 at 08:23. ( ) 24.204.104.82

I received another email containing a virus today. The senders address this time was georoof@aol.com. The first person I thought of was George Roof. Not saying he sent it, just thought it was funny that was the name.
Bojack

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Virus

This response submitted by Bill Haynes on 03/01/2004 at 08:42. ( ) 216.130.152.51

Bojack, I am sure that George Roof did not send you that email. The virus is on someone else's computer that has George 's email address in their address book. When some one gets a virus on their computer,it propagates itself by mass mailing to everyone in their address book. George has my email address,but I haven't received any virus from him. Knowing George,I am sure he has necessary anti-virus programs to protect is computer.


also...

This response submitted by Griz on 03/01/2004 at 10:37. ( ) 69.66.85.25

Someone who can send a virus, no doubt knows how to spoof someone's email address, it might not have came from George's email at all, it just has george's address as the sender. Just another way to get in undercover, and also to make someone who doesn't realy know george to get angry with him.


Undoubtably

This response submitted by The Rookie on 03/01/2004 at 10:53. ( ) 152.163.252.166

our psycho computer wiz trying to stir up controversy. I remember one time I got an email that said "the porn train stops here". And guess what, it too was from georoof. I called and asked him what the heck that was all about and he didn't know a thing. Hmmmm, who is the real George Roof?(LOL) Aol filters email for virus' but I still never open up anything I'm not sure about. Good Luck- Jeff F.


I never blame the sender

This response submitted by Tenbears on 03/01/2004 at 13:12. ( ) 205.188.209.12

When I get an email that contains a virus, I do not blame the sender, but rather contact them, and advise them to run a thorough Virus scan on their computer. If the email did originate from their PC. chances are it is a virus that is programed to replicate itself by attaching it to a buddy list, and automatically emailing itself to everyone on that buddy list. A good virus scan program, will stop any viruses from being downloaded onto your PC. Regardless who they May originate from.


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