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    How to avoid them 6.1.How to avoid them
    Virus Removal 6.2.Virus Removal
    Rangenet Helps with Attachments 6.3.Rangenet Helps with Attachments
    Re-Naming .ZZZ files in Outlook Express 6.4.Re-Naming .ZZZ files in Outlook Express
    What attachments are NOT filtered? 6.5.What attachments are NOT filtered?
    W32.Badtrans.B@mm Virus Information 6.6.W32.Badtrans.B@mm Virus Information
    W32.Sircam.Worm@mm Virus Information 6.7.W32.Sircam.Worm@mm Virus Information
  MANAGING WEBSITES 7.MANAGING WEBSITES (21)
  PROMOTING WEBSITES 8.PROMOTING WEBSITES (10)
  BILLING/ACCOUNT CHANGES 9.BILLING/ACCOUNT CHANGES (23)
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How to avoid them
Copyright Rangenet Support
Created the 2001-12-08 11:53:41 (Updated the 2001-12-08 12:00:03)


In the past, the simple advice "don't open email from people you don't know" was sufficent. Today's viruses are designed to make you feel safe opening an attachement.

For this reason, if someone sends you an attachment which you are not expecting, we encourage you to contact the sender to confirm their intentions. Recent viruses such as the SirCam or BadTrans viruses will appear to be prefectly legitimate coming from someone you trust. The text of the email will even say something like "Hi! How are you? Here is an attachment for you. See you later!"

While anti-virus programs can be an added layer of protection, they should not subsitute safe email management. New viruses are coming out every day and spread like wildfire, so unless you update your anti-virus program every day- it's entirely likely your software may miss the virus, leaving you vulnerable.

Rangenet (6:03 AM Monday Nov 18)