Tue, 15 May 2001

Grr! I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails lately warning about this-that-or-the-other virus. Okay, to anyone who is fooled, 90% of all forwarded messages warning about an “evil” virus are hoaxes! This “A Virtual Card for You” is a hoax. If you get forwarded messages warning about some virus, then you can check to see if it is a real virus or not. You can go to the Computer Associates’ Virus Encyclopedia and see if it’s real or a hoax. If you are really worried about viruses, then I suggest you get antivirus software. I use InoculateIT because it’s free. It’s at the Links page if you’re interested. One more thing, any virus can be stopped by antivirus software (if the software is up-to-date) because computer viruses are man made.