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Re: [sharechat] Telstra

From: Will Bryant <>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 15:13:22 +1300

>an up-to-day Virus Programme) I did this.    Is it not possible for the
>programme like Sharechat to have a virus scanner.  I believe that the NZ

It is possible to put a virus scanner in at our end, but there's really no 
point.  Protecting yourself from viruses in email is quite simple:  never, 
ever, run executables mailed to you.  Not even if the mail seems to be from 
someone you know - as the case with Happy99, that doesn't mean that the 
person sent it to you themselves.

Running a virus scanner isn't a complete solution, because the executables 
could still be trojans of some kind (for example, it could be something 
specifically targetted at you, rather than a virus spreading itself in the 
wild).  Virus scanners can only protect against the viruses they know, so 
you still have to be careful not to run programs emailed to you..

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ShareChat Ltd. technical manager  
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