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Nothing to fear from Mellssa-X, says Sophos. (Security Supplement).

Sophos Anti-Virus, says that users practising safe computing have nothing to fear from the Melissa-X virus. However, those without the latest version of their antivirus software may be unable to detect the virus.

The virus, a new version of the first mass email virus, Melissa, which first hit in 1999, is spreading as an infected word document created by the latest version of Microsoft Word - Word 2001 for Macintosh. Although the attachment anniv.doc , is a Word 2001 document, the virus will affect users of older version of Word on both Macintosh and Windows. "This is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks viruses happen to other people," said Graham Cluley, at Sophos AntiVirus. 'Everyone should be employing safe computing practices. My message is simple - stop opening unsolicited attachments; start treating your computer with the respect it deserves.' For more information on the Melissa-X virus visit virusinfo/analyses/melissax.html
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Publication:Software World
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Date:Mar 1, 2001
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