I've been talking to some of our programmers here that have looked at the actual code for this.
This one was a problem. Watch out for the ones that are comming. Those will likely delete allot more than a images and sounds.
This virus code was very tight. There is a frightening amount of hoarse power in the tiny size of it. (The part of the program hat searches you drives was around 9 lines.)
I strongly recomend NOT opening attachements of any kind unless you know exactly what they are. no matter what extension they have.
To view the Real extensions of programs:
open my computer.
click options under the view menu.
click the show all files button.
UNcheck the "hide ms-dos..." box.
((I'll add this from home later. It's enough differant I can't remember all the details.))
These setttings are global and effect all places that display file names.
In outlook and outlook express TURN OFF both the preview pane, and the autopreview. These functions automatically open mail a soon as it is higlighted and/or as soon as it's recieved. Some classes of email virus will activate from these functions. (Thankyou microsoft for ActiveX, not.)
[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 05-05-2000).]