Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 04:49:57 -0800
Reply-To: Keith Dunnigan <dunnigan_k@YAHOO.COM>
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From: Keith Dunnigan <dunnigan_k@YAHOO.COM>
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Sometime yesterday a virus or worm or something got hold of my computer and started sending messages out (apparantly to everyone in my mailbox). If you received a message from me (or anyone else) with a link in it but no message, delete it. Or if you receive a 'generic message' from me (or anyone else), delete it. I never send messages like that, by the way (and you shouldn't either). A real message from me will always be personalized.
You should always delete any message you get from anyone if it contains only a link/attachment or has a 'generic message' in it. For instance "Hey, I thought you would enjoy this".., don't act on such a message. Make sure the nature of the message makes it plain that they know you ("Hey Mike, what's up, I haven't talked with you in a while, did you get that job you applied for?", etc). If you feel it may be real, then email them first and get confirmation before clicking on any links, opening any attachments, etc.
I have done everything I know to do to clean my computer (updated windows, McAffe antivirus, and did a full system scan). If you get any further messages like this from my address.., please let me know ASAP. If there is still a problem, it is likely a new virus that Windows and McAffee haven't discovered yet and I will have to call them.
Merry Christmas and God's blessings!