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Hoaxes usually say: "there is no fix for this virus." Email hoaxes are meant to incite undue fear. Any hoax writer can claim to be someone credible. If a message has been forwarded to you multiple times, the odds are that message is probably a hoax.

Companies do NOT send out warnings to the general public via email. Instead information about recent virus outbreaks are reported to local and world news stations. Virus warnings you hear DIRECTLY on your own local or world news stations are usually valid because reputable news agencies should be verifying their news for accuracy before broadcasting the information.

Best Protection Against Hoaxes

Install Internet security software to protect your computer from computer viruses, malware, and phishing. Keep your software up-to-date. Most software can be set to update itself automatically. This protects your computer and you don't have to worry about all the fake warnings and hoaxes that are circulating on the Internet.

I like this software very much because is does not take up too much of a computer's system resources. This software will protect you when doing email and browsing the Internet. If your PC can run the full version of Windows XP, it can most likely run: avast! Internet Security

Be Careful

These company sites contain accurate news and advice about protecting your computer. They post lists of all known computer virus HOAXES and REAL virus threats:

See also my web page on ComputerVirus Protection. If you browse the Internet and do email without any antivirus protection, then you are at risk of infecting your computer and passing on infections to others.

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