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Chapter 3. Bad Things Come in Small Packages How Viruses Are Transmitted Thr...

Chapter 3. Bad Things Come in Small Packages
How Viruses Are Transmitted Through Email Attachments

IN THIS CHAPTER

After spam, viruses are probably the most discussed email problem. Most people are aware of their existence and hear about the major new strains on the mainstream news. Viruses strike fear into many computer users' hearts, who cringe when they imagine files being deleted or corrupted or their computers being damaged.

Viruses and Trojan horses are also misunderstood. Many computer problems get blamed on viruses, often unjustifiably, and sometimes this misdirected blame does more damage than a virus would have. Because most people don't understand viruses and how they work, even hoaxes about viruses have become attacks and caused problems for many people who were never infected.

This chapter discusses viruses and Trojan horses and explains how they are passed through email messages. You learn the real risks and how to protect against them. Also, you look at hoaxes and misdiagnoses and see how to avoid hurting yourself by falling for them.

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