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Sudden increase of virus-containing emails

SUBJECT: Sudden increase of virus-containing emails

DATE/DAY: Friday January 27, 2006

AREA AFFECTED: All SCS Windows Computer Users

SCS Facilities is currently seeing a large number of virus-containing messages with the subject line: "CCTV still of Rapist" and "Rape on Campus". The e-mail contains various attachments with file extensions of .zip, .pif, .scr, .exe, .cmd. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT even though the message instructs you to do so. As a reminder, never open any email attachments unless you are expecting that particular mail message and attachment.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

You should update your anti-virus software regularly. To do so:

  1. Right-click on the Symantec shield located in your system tray
  2. Select Open Symantec anti-virus.
  3. Select Live Update.

If Symantec anti-virus is not loaded on your machine, download the software from:

\\monolith\pc_dist\Symantec\v10.01\Symantec_10_1.exe

Please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help+@cs.cmu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk