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Anothert virus. - Alwyn
OK it's not motoring but lets help each other. There is a warning out about theW32/goner@MM virus.

Message looks like this........ Will come from someone you know

Subject: Hi

Body:
How are you ?
When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you
I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!

Attachment: GONE.SCR ...........

Don't open the attachment. Delete immediately.

I looked at my e-mail and there it was, from a Sunday Times journalist I have communicated with. WOW, that was close.

BTW Anyone had any trouble with McAfee Virus updates. I get so far with updating DAT files and then it stops. Is it just heavy site traffic? I will have to do it while America sleeps. Is Norton better than McAfee?
Re: Anothert virus. - Alwyn
Title should of course read 'Another virus'

But you knew that :-)
Re: Anothert virus. - Mark (Brazil, but in UK)
Alwyn,

Does it actually stop ?

Assuming you're using an analog line then I guess you have the little icon in the bottom right hand corner ? Does it flash ? Double click on it and see if the amount of data is increasing.

Alternatively, and I would recommend this to anyone who does any amount of file downloading, look up a piece of software called getright. I think its www.getright.com but I haven't checked.

A truly excellent piece of software. Essentially it allows you to schedule, stop, start and recover downloads. So if something stops and/or crashes, it will pick up where it left off.

I've used it for a long time.

M.
Re: Anothert virus. - Alwyn
Hi Mark,

It is a separate file ( thank goodness)

Is there a way of clicking on a message in Outlook Express without it opening automatically?
Re: Anothert virus. - richard turpin
Bored,
Relax baby. Alwyn is cool. Watch some TV. "Have a sandwich. do some damn thing". (from Midnight Run. Brilliant film. Planes, Trains, buses, cars, good chase at the end with loads of smash ups.)(Private land, not a road.)
Re: Anothert virus. - Brian
Went to a friend's last night & looked up something on their computer.
Asked if they'd got anti-virus, they said "yes", so I said "when did you last update it?" They weren't sure.
It was Norton, same as mine with live update, so I said I'd update it for them.
Clicked on update and, guess what "Cannot update, Your subscription need renewing" came up.
Whoops!
Norton AV updates - John S
Brian

Costs £7 for a year of updates. Subscribe on line via the Symantec website.

Good value I reckon!

(Apologies if you already knew this)

Regards

JS
Re: Anothert virus. - Martyn, Back Room moderator
We've already covered this virus. See 'Another virus warning' for details not already in this thread.
Re: Anothert virus. - Lekas
I think Norton is better than McAfee. It has an animated icon bottom left of the screen which shows incoming mail being processed. Right clicking on a file on the desktop gives a menu including an instruction to start a scan. It is hard to see what McAfee is up to and my copy includes the note that a backup of some kind on an unformatted floppy is advised. Try to buy an unformatted floppy!
Re: Anothert virus. - Honest John
Yes. Alter the way you view your messages. Go to 'View' and change it so all you see is a list rather then a list and a window of the contents of the e-mail you have clicked on. Then you have to double click to open the e-mail, but can single click to select it for deletion.

HJ
Re: Anothert virus. - Martyn, Back Room moderator
Honest John wrote:
>
> Yes. Alter the way you view your messages.

HJ, I know it takes a bit more time, but if you click the quote button (at the foot of the entry screen), and include a part of the message you're replying to, everyone will know what it is you mean. In this instance, I for one thought for a moment you were commenting on the remarks about Alwyn's downbeat posts.
Re: Anothert virus. - Alwyn
Downbeat Martin? Are you not aware that the UK driver is being squeezed till the pips squeak and some of us care enough about this to try and stop it.

Others appear so uninformed that they think they will be free to drive their cars for ever.

Just because we are not paranoid, etc.
Re: Anothert virus. - Martyn, Back Room moderator
Alwyn wrote:
>
> Downbeat Martin? Are you not aware that the UK driver is
> being squeezed till the pips squeak and some of us care
> enough about this to try and stop it.

I am a UK driver, Alwyn, and yes, my pips squeak just like yours!

I thought the word 'downbeat' was more accurate than what 'bored' said ('Yet another negative posting from "Alwyn". Let's hope the virus afflicts his computer so that we can get back to reading sensible views from people who haven't got a hang-up about plods and plonkers!). Don't you agree? In the context it was certainly necessary to apply some sort of description to it. Furthermore, if you read my post again, you'll see it was addressed to Honest John and was intended as a guideline to make contributions to The Back Room easier to read, and it contained no judgement of your original message at all (for I make none).
Re: Anothert virus. - Alwyn
Thank you, Martin.

I thought you were suggesting that we should not discuss serious political and policing matters affecting drivers in UK.

As you are aware, we are under attack as never before and it seems there are few of us who have woken up to this fact.

I am doing my bit to help fight them off (you know who "they" are) off but it seems most UK drivers accept the lies and propaganda. A bit like lambs to the slaughter really.

Cheers
Re: Anothert virus. - Martyn, Back Room moderator
Alwyn wrote:
>
> Thank you, Martin.
>
> I thought you were suggesting that we should not discuss
> serious political and policing matters affecting drivers in UK.

Far from it. These things affect motorists directly, and in most cases the rest of the population indirectly, and they do need to be addressed.

What I won't have, though, is this forum turned into a soapbox from which those people with an axe to grind, whether it be political, moral or whatever, attempt to browbeat the rest of us into submission by sheer volume. They're entitled to hold an opinion in the same way that everyone else is, but to push that opinion down our throats until we either capitulate and pretend to agree, or (more likely) we go away, is damaging to the forum as a whole, and in the long run defeats the object in that it effectively removes us as a voice which, however moderate and democratic, still has the strength of numbers.

This is not aimed at you, Alwyn. It *is* aimed at IO (Independent Observer) in this instance. If you don't stop shouting, IO, pretty soon there'll be no-one to hear you, and then nowhere to shout.
Re: Another virus. - Bored
Yet another negative posting from "Alwyn". Let's hope the virus afflicts his computer so that we can get back to reading sensible views from people who haven't got a hang-up about plods and plonkers!
Re: Another virus. - Darcy Kitchin
This being a virtual pub, you can always move to the end of the bar away from Alwyn by not reading his posts.
Re: Another virus. - The Real Bogush
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Another victim of the Routed Renegades about to be "recruited"?
Re: Anothert virus. - peter
I have been using Norman not cheap, (search on Google) but to date very effective, with good human support and in the UK!

McFee I use on another machine on which I receive a lot of mail (and viruses) from the FarEast and update every 24 hours in the small hours. I sometimes get viruses before the updates have identified them (less than12 hours of been released into the wild), but so far the cleanup programs have always worked.
Robert Harvey - Mark (Brazil)
Martyn - sorry to put more replies in here...

Robert Harvey - Do you realise that you have the virus ? Your computer sent it to me although the virus wotsit trapped it. No harm to me, just wanted to warn you in case you didn't know.
Re: Anothert virus. - Brian
John S
Mine seems to be covered permanently from when I bought it in 1999 and I update online regularly, my friend's arrangement must be different.
Regards
Brian
Re: Anothert virus. - John S
Brian

Everyone I know has to pay once a year, so maybe you've slipped through the net. Lucky you!

regards

JS
 

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