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THIS IS A GOOD TIP (or not)

Discussion in 'Software' started by PAT, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. PAT

    PAT Byte Poster

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    i got this in an email today does it work?:blink

    i'm not to sure about it:blink






    > THIS IS A GOOD TIP.
    > HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ADDRESS BOOK!
    >
    > I learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious in its
    > simplicity. As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your
    > computer it heads straight for your email address book, and sends
    > itself to everyone in there, thus infecting all your friends and
    > associates.
    >
    > This trick won't keep the virus from getting into your computer, but
    > it will stop it from using your address book to spread further, and it
    > will alert you to the fact that the worm has gotten into your system.
    >
    > Here's what you do:
    >
    > First, open your address book and click on 'new contact,' just as you
    > would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of email
    > addresses.
    >
    > In the window where you would type your friend's first name, type in
    > 'A'.
    >
    > For the screen name or em ail address, type ' AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA '.
    >
    > Now, here's what you've done and why it works:
    >
    > The 'name' 'A' will be placed at the top of your address book as entry
    > #1.
    >
    > This will be where the worm will start in an effort to send itself to
    > all your friends.
    >
    > But, when it tries to send itself to AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA , it will be
    > undeliverable because of the phony email address you entered. If the
    > first attempt fails (which it will because of the phony address), the
    > worm goes no further and your friends will not be infected.
    >
    > Here's the second great advantage of this method:
    >
    > If an email cannot be delivered, you will be notified of this in your
    > In Box almost immediately. Hence, if you ever get an email telling you
    > that an email addressed to AAAAAA@AAA.AAAA could not be delivered, you
    > know right away that you have the worm virus in your system. You can
    > then take steps to get rid of it!
    >
    > Pretty slick huh?
    >
    > If everybody you know does this then you need not ever worry about
    > opening mail from friends.
    >
    > Pass this on to all your friends!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/virus-control-hoax.html
     
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  3. PAT

    PAT Byte Poster

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    thanks 8)
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    The thing that told me it was a hoax was this line:
    :p

    Harry.
     
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