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Jande Virus Alert Please Read (105* d) RE: Virus Alert Please Read 22 Jul 01


I haven't run OE for many many years. I prefer Pegasus (even though it does have a couple of r *irritating* habits).

I just wanted to remind some of the OE and Windows users that the default setting in the Windows Operating System has file extensions turned off.

That is the reason the worm has two .extensions. wormname.zip.bat. It's written that way to fool inexperienced Windows users into thinking the file that has arrived is called wormname.zip. The default windows setup hhides the last dot and three characters in a filename.

If I Remember Correctly, This default setting can be changed by double-clicking on My Computer Icon and choosing View|Folder Options then in the view tab, under Files and Folders, click the square box to remove the check mark before Hide file extensions for known file types. Now you should be able to see all file extensions,including any double ones that *may* be some kind of virus.

Hope this helps someone...

~ Jande


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