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05-06-2002, 01:45 PM
So, has anyone else been getting huge amounts of the latest virus? Every day, when I check my mail, I have ~5 of the latest "Check out neat game I wrote" type e-mails. Sometimes I recognize the address, sometimes it appears to be a bounced back message (which would make sense, if I was running windoze...) sometimes it's just plain random. Anyways, just wondering if it's me, or if everyone has notice a big increase in the past week or so of this.
Somewhat on topic, which version of Virex is for OS X? If I go to one of my schools computer labs, I get 6.1 for free. Is there a way to update that to 7.0 (or whatever the compatible version is) ?
(p.s. Sorry to mervTormel and Rod76, I accidentally posted this as a reply to your spy-ware posts rather than as a new thread. please ignore the new reply message, if you get them)
Phil St. Romain
05-06-2002, 02:54 PM
Greg, yep, a lot of dumb emails with wierd attachments lately. Some claim to be IE 6 patches, others are just inane subject lines.
What's this latest round called? I know I should investigate more, but I can't really keep up with all the Windows viruses.
05-06-2002, 03:32 PM
I think it's this (from symantec)
05-06-2002, 04:16 PM
(p.s. Sorry to mervTormel and Rod76, I accidentally posted this as a reply to your spy-ware posts rather than as a new thread. please ignore the new reply message, if you get them) [/B][/QUOTE]
No worries, LOL......
On the virus note, which ones should I concern myself with.... I'm not running VPC anymore, are there any particular ones I should keep an eye out for? I like to keep Norton Auto Protect turned off so my scaning is every few days... All my really important stuff is on DVD-RW, is there any Virii out there that attack the system or is it just on the user level? Pardon my newbie mind set but I keep thinking of Linux when I think of OS X and Linux for all intents and purposes is Virii Proof I'm more or less just trying decide the level of concern to have...
05-07-2002, 01:07 PM
I haven't done a virus scan since I had a copy of the command-line beta virex for OS X Public Beta, before that I would use virex every 6 months or so.
Not really a high priority for me, but if you have sensitive data, it might be more important.
I usually just get annoyed by the effects of viruses for Windows, like the e-mails, or the nimda virus that fills up my logs with reports that it can't find system.exe or whatever.
In most cases though, scanning can't hurt. I've just grown up with macs, where I have never really had to worry about viruses.
05-07-2002, 01:27 PM
Yeah, we've been getting battered with the Klez thing here at my job too. I got 20 in about 30 minutes one afternoon. Our network admin sent out a pretty funny email about it--something to the effect of "get used to this routine--click okay, then delete. Okay, then delete." :)
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