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Whether can this tip can be used?

By rejini ·
> > > Dear Friends,
> > > Here is a tip to curb the spread of computer viruses.
> > > Got this "tip" from my friends, you might want to "protect"
> > > yourself from virus............
> > >
> > > To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact
> > > in your e-mail address book with the name 0000 with no e-mail
> > > address in the details.
> > >
> > > This contact will then show up as your first contact.
> > > If a virus attempts to do a "send all" on your contact list, your> > > PC will put up an error message saying that:
> > >
> > > "The Message could not be sent. One or more recipients
> > > do not have an e-mail address. Please check your
> > > Address Book and make sure all the recipients have a valid e-mail
> > > address."
> > >
> > > You click on "OK" and the offending (virus) message
> > > would not have been sent to anyone. Of course no
> > > changes have been made to your original contacts list.
> > >
> > > The offending (virus) message may then be
> > > automatically stored in your "Drafts" or "Outbox"
> > > folder. Go in there and delete the offending message. Problem is
> > > solved and virus is not spread.
> > >

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by frush In reply to Whether can this tip can ...

This is an interesting "solution". I believe it would work at least some of the time, but I can imagine that it would be fairly easy for a virus to circumvent this, so it wouldn't leave you "fully" protected. Nevertheless, it seems to me that it wouldn't cause any harm to employ this approach to monitor for undesired broadcast activity, and it should stop a lot of potential trouble. Thanks for the interesting question. Good luck staying virus free, and be sure to keep important files backedup, just in case.

C. Frush, Data Recovery

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by eBob In reply to Whether can this tip can ...

No, this will only work in a very few special cases.

You see, the so-called solution depends on the worm doing 3 things: checking to see if the first email that it sent out went OK, this first email fails, then the worm just resigns, and that theworm starts at the "beginning" ('0000' or '!000') of the address book.

But most (>99%) of these email worms don't care if their emails will go successfully, and they will NOT bother to check. They will just carry on as designed. There is also no guarantee that the worm will start at the 'beginning' of the address book.

ref: http://vmyths.com/hoax.cfm?id=263&page=3

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