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Email Viruses

 The message here is simple: avoid computer viruses that spread through e-mail attachments. Many of the most common viruses or other malicious software like Trojan Horse or worms are spread through email attachments. 

Here is an example:  

Subject:  Important document for Contest Winner  

Date:     Thu, 25 Sep 2008 15:02:41 +0000  

From:     Internet Meany <iammean@iammean.org>  

To:      Dear Contest Winner <student@westga.edu>  Hello Contest Winner, you have won our contest. I have attached a private file containing instructions on how to claim your winnings. Remember it is a private file. You’ll need to use the password below to open the file. Good luck!  Password is 123

There are some very basic rules to follow when it comes to opening Email attachments: