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indygeezer
01-27-2004, 11:01 AM
DUCK!!!

Just an FYI

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/01/26/mydoom.worm/index.html

MSA2CF
01-27-2004, 11:02 AM
oOo You mean worm... :laugh:

Nice vernacular. :pepper:

indygeezer
01-27-2004, 11:05 AM
Fat fingered Foremski typing here.

MSA2CF
01-27-2004, 11:09 AM
...Foremski...

I didn't know you were Russian. :buddies:

Anthem
01-27-2004, 04:21 PM
You're probably fine as long as you're not using MS Outlook or Outlook express.

indygeezer
01-27-2004, 05:03 PM
Because I'm also using a dial-up????????

BigMac
01-27-2004, 07:04 PM
Fat fingered Foremski typing here.

Now, I'm not sure of the spelling but are you related to the gentlemen who work on the Pacers staff? Or are you one of them?

indygeezer
01-27-2004, 11:49 PM
Fast Fingered Foremski (SP???) the long time Pacers stats man...no relation. I just loved the named and have always thought it (Fat Fingers) a befitting description of my typing abilities. I have often used the moniker as such.

Anthem
01-28-2004, 01:22 AM
Because I'm also using a dial-up????????

Just FYI... there are a lot of (free) good email programs out there that run on Windows and are more secure than Outlook Express. One is included in Mozilla, for example. There's also Pegasus, which a lot of my friends use.

http://www.pmail.com/downloads.htm

Southside_Pacer
01-28-2004, 02:01 AM
Anybody else have their Internet Explorer affected by this worm?

I think I'll just uninstall IE, then reinstall it. At least I'm running on a different server for the time being as a backup.

indygeezer
01-28-2004, 08:48 AM
Evidentlly the worm can also come thru something called Kazaa...what that is I don't know but Geezer Jr. has it on his desktop and McAfee Virus Screener put out an alert about the virus and named Kazaa as one source of it.

BigMac
01-28-2004, 10:34 AM
Fast Fingered Foremski (SP???) the long time Pacers stats man...no relation. I just loved the named and have always thought it (Fat Fingers) a befitting description of my typing abilities. I have often used the moniker as such.

Yes, Paul is an acquaintance of my father's (former co-worker) and was wondering if it was the same person.

Side note, his son works for the Pacers as well.