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    worm

    has anyone heard of,or tried this?

    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" or "new
    person" just as you would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of email addresses.
    Second:
    In the window where you would type your friend's FIRST name, type in:
    !000
    (that's an exclamation mark followed by 3 zeros).
    In the window below where it prompts you to enter the new
    email address, type in: WormAlert.
    Third:
    Then complete everything by clicking add, enter, OK, etc.
    Now, here's what you've done and why it works: the "name"
    !000 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 !000, it will be undeliverable
    because of the dummy email address you entered (WormAlert). If the first attempt fails (which it will because of the dummy 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 WormAlert 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 needn't ever worry about opening mail from friends.

    let me know what you think.

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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    Gold Member harrytb's Avatar
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    cheers for the "move",
    i didn't even see " Internet Explorer/Outlook Express"
    DOH!

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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    Yeah I've heard of this, many times, and it's garbage, every time.
    See:
    http://hoaxinfo.com/virusprevent.htm
    and many, many similar sites...

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Why not delete your address book, back it up to a txt file on your HDD, put it in alpha order, or perhaps use EXCEL to create a Address book graph, and whenever you need to send an email, revert to your TXT or XML file.

    Addressbook=Empty

    WORM=go nowhere

    ???

    Or better yet, add all of the spam to your addressbook, and send the worm to their accounts???
    BB

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