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New mail virus outbreak

This news item expired April 24, 2005. It may contain out-of-date information.
A new email virus has made its appearance on campus. The text typically claims that the sender "has your mail", and that they have included it in an attachment.

If you click on the attached file your computer will get infected and your system will start sending out similarly infected messages. As usual, when the anti-virus companies update the virus definitions these will be detected by the scanners and removed before delivery. Until then, please practice safe email and discard any mail like this without opening the attachment.