Email Caution

Discussion in 'Disney Collectors Board' started by Eeyore's Pal, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. Eeyore's Pal

    Eeyore's Pal Trading pins since before there were rubber backs

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    Just not sure about this . . . Maybe I'm over cautious.

    I received an email from "Hahaha" with a subject of "Snow White: The Real Story."
    Message text alluded to some joke and attachment was "joke.exe."

    I deleted the whole thing without opening the attachment.

    I don't know if anyone else received this? But it just looked like the kind of virus message that maybe was aimed at people who subscribed to any kind of Disney site.

    Anyway . . . If any of you receive this message, or something similar, my advice is don't open it! -- just delete it. Better safe than sorry.
     
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  3. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam Dexter: Takes Life. Seriously.

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    I make it a point to never open exe e-mails.
     
  4. Eeyore's Pal

    Eeyore's Pal Trading pins since before there were rubber backs

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    I have received confirmation that the attachment in the email message I mentioned above is indeed a virus!
     
  5. Kitster

    Kitster Crazy about Stitch

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    Do NOT open the email....do NOT run the .exe file !!!
    Delete the entire email...empty your deleted file and do
    a defrag on your computer. This may be over-kill, but it's
    better to overly cautious than to loose everything on your
    hard-drive because you accidentally launch this program.

    If you would like more information about the Snow White virus,
    here is a link to Symantec :

    www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w95.hybris.gen.html
     
  6. BouncyTigger

    BouncyTigger Earning My Ears

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    I have received the same email many times, I delete it everytime.
     
  7. Brise Nannie

    Brise Nannie Wishing my next trip to WDW was tomorrow!

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    Thanks for the word of caution!
     
  8. JudithM

    JudithM DIS Veteran

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    I tend to delete any email when I do not know/recognize the sender. Thank you for the word of caution.
     

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