here is a way hopefully to slow the spread of
As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into
your computer If it's an email type trojan it heads straight for your email
address book and sends itself to everyone in there, thus infecting all your
friends and associates.
This trick won't keep the virus from getting
into your computer, but it WILL stop it from using you address book to spread
further, and it will alert you to the fact that the worm has gotten into your
Here's what you do: first, open your address book and click on
"new contact", just as you would do if you were adding a new friend to your list
of email addresses.
In the window where you would type your friend's first
name, type in !000 (that's an exclamation mark followed by 3 zeros).
window below where it prompts you to enter the new email address, type in the
word ......WORMALERT......, which of course, isn't a real email address.
Then complete everything by clicking add, enter, ok, etc.
here's what you've done and why it works:
the "name" !000 will be placed
at the top of your address book as entry #1.
This will be where the worm
will start in an effort to send itself to all your friends.
But when it
tries to send itself to !000, it will be undeliverable because of the phony
email address you entered (WormAlert). If the first attempt fails (which it will
because of the phony address), the worm goes no further and your friends will
not be infected.
Here's the second great advantage of this method:
If an email cannot be delivered, you will be notified of this in your
Inbox almost immediately, same as when you type an incorrect address (mailer
Hence, if you ever get an email telling you that an email
addressed to "WormAlert" could not be delivered, you know right away that you
have the worm in your system. You can then take steps to get rid of it!
My learned friends (from Austnet irc's antivirus channel) and I have
tested this thouroughly, and it works great with both outlook and outlook
express. No guarantee about others, but there is a good chance it would work the
my prediction for the new year is
that the Dow will fall to the 5000 level
The only shares to buy are gold shares...either out
of AU or SA
because as the rise in gold will cause their
currencies to rise as well
you tech chart people check out AVL in oz....
Have a merry Xmas