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I know there are a lot of false alarms around about viruses, but better safe than sorry. maybe Joe will have a better handle on this.SUBJECT:������� WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY....��������� OK....lets watch out for this jerk.....protect the backs of your friends! ���������� Please..Pass it on......���������� ���������� A MEMBER OF AOL BY THE SCREEN NAME OF Community7 MIGHT TRY TOSEND YOU A VIRUS WHICH COULD CRASH YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IF DOWNLOADED. ��� �� HIS TRICK: HE WILL PRETEND TO BE EMPLOYED BY AOL, AND WILL ASK IF YOUWERE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A GUIDE.� HE THEN WILL E-MAIL YOU A PHONYAPPLICATION PROGRAM TO DOWNLOAD.���������� DO NOT REPLY TO HIS IM's, NOR READ ANY OF HIS E-MAIL. ���������� IT LOOKS LIKE THIS:������������ �������������� ���������� File:� AOLACCNT.EXE (368653 bytes)���������� DL Time (28800 bps): < 4 minutes����������� ���������� DO NOT DOWNLOAD.� IT WILL CRASH YOUR SYSTEM.� IF HE IM's YOU, REPORT HIM.� �������������� ������ PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO FRIENDS
 

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gal4,This is more than likely a false alarm. The person who wrote this did not even identify the virus or state what it does, other than "crash your computer" which is not an official term for a computer virus. Always use common sense. If anyone sends you an executable file, don't run it unless you know that person very well. Executable files end in: .EXE or .COM or .BAT | Also any files that have a macro language such as Microsoft Word and Excel can carry virus's such as the Melissa virus. This kind didn't really do any harm except overload mail servers on the internet but Executable files can do damage to your hard drive and even the computer's bios so be careful of any attachment in an email.------------------Joe
 
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