Re: [gardeners] virus

George Shirley (
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 07:41:15 -0600

I'm in the process of preparing for DSL service from Ma Bell. Hook up date is
May 23rd and I'm going to download ZoneAlarm as my firewall. Couple of
advantages to it, 1) it's free (big plus), 2) it works well according to folks I
know who use it. I'm leery of attachments even from people I know due to the way
some worms and viruses appear to be from someone you know but actually have
invaded their address book. Norton seems to catch them all at this time. I was
reading email last night when Norton went to their site and updated itself, I
like that.

George wrote:
> << It may well be someone on Gardeners and it would be wise for all members to
> check their "out" box and see if sexyfun@hahaha has been sending messages from
> your computer. If so you are infected and need to run antiviral software to
> clean it up. Anyone else getting this thing?
> George >>
> Thank goodness I have a Mac and Norton anti-virus.  AND I don't open
> attachments unless I know who they are from.  I have a great firewall as
> well.  You just can't be too careful.  My hubby is in software and their IT
> department unknowingly passed a virus to 24 of their PC's.  OUCH!
> Mary-Anne
> San Francisco Bay Area
> 25 miles East of SF
> USDA Zone 9b
> Sunset Zone 14/15