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09/01/03: Fake Virus Warning, again
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HI, had an email saying I had a virus, and to delete
anything with that name in it.
I( like a dummy) did so ( also new user).
Now have problems things are terminated and damaged.
Can you give me help in what to do to fix it,
Next got an email saying it was a hoax.
Thank you for what
ever you can do.
First take a rolling pin and go tune up the idiot who gave
you that bad advice, preferably before he or she does it
to somebody else.
After that, re-install Windows and your AOL.
For the future, please remember that McAfee does not
send out alerts via an email from an AOL or ho'mail address .
They simply update your anti virus software and tell you
with a little pop-up message at the right hand bottom of
your screen when the update has been completed.
Other anti-virus software is almost as civilized. They
do the updates slightly differently, but NONE of them
rely on mail from an AOL, ho'mail or Yahoo address.
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