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May 20th, 2002, 8:37am
Just got this from my husband and I haven't checked it on the hoax sites.
My bro-in-law just sent me a virus and I've spent the last 20 minutes cleaning it....
DO NOT open a .pif file that says "YOU"RE_FAT" it is a virus!!!!!!!!!!
The virus is called "W95.MTX.dr"
May 21st, 2002, 3:52pm
I'm sorry to hear that. Viruses are such a pain. The only good news about when I had one was how much I learned.
May 21st, 2002, 4:03pm
I'm getting approx. one daily in my Excite.com inbox, and one every couple days at Iwon.com. The clue is that they are big files (over 100kb) and from some name I don't recognize, usually with a slightly provocative header. When I was rushing a few times I'd click to open them, and they won't open (goes to an error page) so apparently the mailhost's server is running some kind of anti-virus action. But since the email won't open, I have no idea what sort of attachement it has.
More worried about getting one in Outlook Express where I have it set to show the content in the Preview screen.
Whatever, it is certainly an annoying "fact of life" on the web these days.