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  1. jwt

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    Many times over the last year/years we have heard that if you place a name in your address book such as " !0000 "and leave it without an address, you foil any attempt to pass on any virus. I have always believed this and have passed this advice on to many friends.
    Now, quite by accident, while thumbing through the urban myth site www.snopes.com I found the following;

    Trick Your Address Book!
    Adding a !0000 or AAAAAAA entry to your e-mail address book will prevent you from mailing out a virus your computer has been infected with.

    Status: False.

    This trick will work on a few viruses, but not on the bulk of them. And it does nothing to undo whatever harm is going on within the user's computer.

    Anyway, just food for thought for anyone like me who thought their computer was protected from passing on viruses.


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