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Question by lisa
Submitted on 6/4/2004
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I have been getting a lot of messages with .pif attachments. I also get return messages from addresses i don't know saying that they cannot open my attachment, or that they have found a virus. One claimed it detected the I-Worm.NetSky.d  virus. From the research I have done tonight, the NetSky virus does not affect Mac. I have the latest Virex definitions and nothing is being detected. What can I do? please email me if you have any ideas lisa_f@ optusnet.com.au

Answer by Alex
Submitted on 9/27/2005
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I had this same thing happen once. The best thing you can do about it is use Outlook Expressís "allow online access" feature, to delete these messages before they reach your computer, saving you the time spent downloading them.

What the messages signify is that someone figured out how to "spoof" your email address. This saves the nefarious virus spammers the trouble of getting these "message not delivered" messages, etc.


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