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nagarjun_424
HOW TO ENSURE THAT VIRUS DOES NOT SPREAD THRU YOUR ADDRESS BOOK

As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your computer it heads
straight for your email address book, and sends itself to everyone in
there, thus infecting all your friends and associates.

This trick won't keep the virus from getting into your computer, but
it will stop the virus from using your address book to spread further,
and it will alert you to the fact that the worm has entered into your
system.

Here's what you do:

First, open your address book and click on "New Contact," just as you
would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of email
addresses.

In the window where you would type your friend's first name, type in "A".

For the screen name or email address, type AAAAAAA@A....

Save and Close the new entry.

Now, here's what you've done and why it works:

The "name" "A" will be placed at the top of your address book as entry#1.

This will be where the worm will start in an effort to send itself to
all your friends. But, when it tries to send itself to AAAAAAA@A...,
it will be undeliverable because of the phony email address you
entered. If the first attempt fails (which it will because of the
phony address), the worm goes no further and your friends will not be
infected.

Here's the second great advantage of this method:

If an email cannot be delivered, you will be notified of this in your
Inbox almost immediately as a Mailer Daemon. Hence, if you ever get an
emai! l telling you that an email addressed to AAAAAAA@A... could not be
delivered, you know right away that you have the worm/virus in your
system. You can then take steps to get rid of it!


Forward this mail to all your friends and take the first step in
ensuring a virus free web. If everybody you know does this then you
need not ever worry about opening mail from friends..

Source: Fwd mail
Maxalou
Just delete e-mails you dont know where they come from, virus-scan every week or month and you're safe...

[Edit]Oh, one more thing, Copy AND Pasting is forbidden for hosting-requesting... Give a LINK...

[Edit2]People, please stop writing post subjects IN CAPS, IT'S JUST BORING! You get the point?
charliehk
I think it might work for some dummy viruses (but I don't know any)! Laughing

I agree that doing virus checking and avoiding risks are the most important thing to do!
gonzo
Easier:

don't use outlook express
icedrakon
keep your adressbook empty and all your contacts store in usb disk.
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