You have had the problem many times. You get an email from a friend and discover that it is a virus! When a virus attacks your PC one method of reproducing itself is to use your Email address list and send an Email to everyone in your list with an attachment. The message will seem an innocent one like “Here is the information you requested” or something like “Here is the link to Britney Spears” or anything else to catch your attention!
As soon as your friend opens the attachment the virus will corrupt the computer and then it reproduces itself by sending an email to all of your friends contacts!
How do you stop a virus using your address list to send emails?
There is a little known very simple method that will stop this happening.
Here is the method:
1. Create a new contact.
2. First Name of the contact key-in A
3. Now go to the email address box and key-in AAAAA@AAA.AAA
4. Save the new contact.
When a virus tries to use your email list it will go to your first entry and send an email. Your first entry is AAAA@AAA.AAA. Immediately you will get an undeliverable message and the virus will not be able to send any more messages!
Hope you find this tip useful.
Pass this onto your friends and contacts and help them to stop virus’s sending emails from their contact lists.