I'll go this one better. I don't open attachments even
from most people I *do* know, without first saving and
scanning for virii. I have never been infected with
any kind of virus, in 20+ years using computers.
I guess you can say that I'm a belt, suspenders and
elastic waistband kind of guy.
--- Tony Sleep <TonySleep@halftone.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 08:43:26 -0700 Sam A. McCandless
> (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Short of, or in addition to, using to a Mac,
> aren't there other
> > strategic advantages we can give ourselves in re
> worms, viruses, etc.?
> Quite honestly, anyone who uses a PC without running
> a competent antvirus
> program is driving down a one way street with their
> eyes closed. Norton AV
> costs very little ($40US), updates are automatic
> (nightly here) and free
> for a year, about $5 for subsequent years. It has
> trapped about 100
> viruses, trojans and other wildlife here, none of
> which were false alarms.
> I have been sent Sircam about 30 times in the past 2
> weeks*. I have never
> had a virus infection.
> Do not rely on screening by ISP's or third-party
> systems like Mailmarshall
> (the dumb thing alarms over the phrase 'my pictures'
> which is a poor guide
> to virus infection on a photo list:)
> If you use mail at all, and are on *any* mailing
> list and not using AV, you
> are nuts:)
> A useable backup strategy is the other obligatory
> protection. And never,
> never opening attachments until you know just what
> they are.
> Tony Sleep
> http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio &
> exhibit; + film scanner info
> & comparisons
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