CANDOER Retirement Group

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Communicators AND Others Enjoying Retirement

Virus/Hoax Information


All of us have received reports from friends and colleagues of this or that Virus, Worm, Trojan Horse, or other form of malicious programming. Sometimes they are real, sometimes they are a hoax.

An example of a hoax is the e-mail message that reports that a Bill (602P) has been introduced by the Telephone Companies to allow them to charge a tax on every e-mail you send, or receive.

Another example of a hoax is that the Budweiser Frog screen saver has a virus, Trojan Horse, or other form of malicious programming contained within it.

Before you pass the warning to someone else, check it out. Make sure it is a true report of a virus and not just another hoax.

Below you will find links to three of the Web sites that can help you do this.

Computer Incident Advisory Capability

McAfee Associates

Symatech

And please, if you are on the Web, for any reason, invest in Virus Protection. DO NOT think because all you ever do is send and receive e-mail that you are safe. A good portion of the new Viruses, Trojan Horses, Worms, and other malicious programming is now being transmitted via e-mail. Project yourself and your friends. Don't let your system become infected and then unknowingly pass it to others.

Thanks to Tim Taylor for furnishing the Symantec site information
and suggesting I include this as a new page on the Web site.

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