IS THIS A VIRUS?

  AZUGU PLATINUM 12:49 25 Feb 04
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I JUST RECIEVED TWO E-MAIL ATTACMENT WITH A FILE THAT HAS .ZIP AS THE EXTENTION.THE TITLE WAS WARDING AND READ IMMEDIATELY.IS IT SAFE TO DOWNLOAD THIS FILE?

  Nellie2 12:54 25 Feb 04

If you don't know who it is from then dump it... if you do know who it is from then contact them and ask if they have sent you something.

Make sure your anti virus is up to date too.

  palinka 12:55 25 Feb 04

Things like "open immediately" always ring warning bells. Do you know the person who sent them? If so phone and ask if they really sent these mails. If they did that's OK.
otherwise delete unopened.

  Stuartli 13:24 25 Feb 04

Best to delete it but FIRST ensure that the Outlook Express Preview Pane is DISABLED (this should be a permanent move in any case), highlight with one click and then use the Tool Bar Delete button.

If you do want to read it first - again ensure that the Preview Pane is disabled - highlight once, right click and then select Properties.

You can then read the header, followed up by being able to read the message via Message Source.

If all seems dodgy - and it's most likely - Cancel until back to the highlighted e-mail and, again, use the Tool Bar Delete button.

Note that if the Preview Pane is enabled, this is the key reason why a virus or similar are allowed to do their dirty work - even just clicking on an e-mail is enough.

  palinka 16:58 25 Feb 04

here's how to disable the preview pane:

Open Outlook Express.
Click on “View”.Click on “Layout” from the menu that appears. A new window will open. Click on the tick beside “Show Preview Pane”.
Now click Apply and then OK

Now you no longer have a preview pane showing when you open Outlook Express you must open every email as follows: Put your pointer in the relevant To/Subject line and then
Either: double click on that line;
Or: right click on that line and from the menu click on “Open”.

  palinka 16:59 25 Feb 04

sorry about all those little squares.

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