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  Protect yourself from the Sobig virus
Updated 22 August 2003, 14.43

The Sobig virus is spread through e-mails, and is quite easy to spot.

Do not open any messages with the following subject lines:

  • Re: details
  • Re: approved
  • Re: my details
  • Re: Thankyou!
  • Re: That movie
  • Re: Wicked screensaver
  • Re: your application
  • Your details
  • Thankyou

To protect yourself from viruses generally, follow these guidelines:

  • Install an anti-virus program
  • Keep it up to date
  • Get the latest patches and updates to keep your operating system (eg Windows) safe
  • Don't open e-mail attachments unless you know what they are
  • Only buy or download software from well-known, trusted places
  • Make copies of really important files on CD or floppy disk


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