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Stopping Virus Spread in Address Books

By cleanme ·
Was wondering if anyone else has tried this successfully. To stop viruses from spreading by using the infected computers address book you add an address entry of "!000" in the first name entry then save the new address. You will probably be told that the information is either not complete or invalid, but save anyway. This would put that entry at the beginning of your address book. If a virus were to go to the address book it would keep failing on the mailouts because it wouldn't be able to get past the 1st entry of !000.
What do you think?

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It would work only for some

by James R Linn In reply to Stopping Virus Spread in ...

and not for others.

Some of the viruses seem not to use the first entry but instead use a somewhat random pattern.

But it can't hurt.

James

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It helps

by Linz In reply to Stopping Virus Spread in ...

A good start in the war against viruses, however it's hard to beat regular updates and always better to stop the virus gaining access.
Some recent viruses have used the inbox messages and replied to those, bypassing the address book.
But as another tool it cannot hurt and I use it on all my clients machines.

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