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Old 08-19-2003, 11:37 PM
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I got 18 viruses in my inbox tonight. I deleted them all without opening any of them.

What's going on???
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:43 PM
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Delete them and DO NOT OPEN

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I thought you could just report them to AOL directly?


Hey Car doctor I see you are from Philly also!
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I don't think this is an AOL problem. I don't use AOL and I am having the same problem all of a sudden.
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There is a new version of the "sobig" virus going around. It is "spoofing" email addresses to make it look like you sent something.

update your norton virus definitions. Norton put our a new definintion yesterday for this virus.
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33 more this morning.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:25 AM
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So, what can we do about it?
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I work in IT at my company and we stopped almost 400 sobig.f viruses over night. Its going wild right now. You need to update your Antivirus and be smart about opening mail. Sharky has good advice.


You may also want to check out some software called I Hate Spam I have yet to do so, but in reading some of the legit mail that I do receive, its getting good reviews.
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As long as I don't open anything from someone I do know, do I need Norton?
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