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I need help deciphering email virus alerts...


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Ginmay

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I'm confused about how to handle the alerts from my A/V when I open my Outlook Express. Lately I am getting several emails a week with viruses. Norton notifies me when I open the program that an email contains a virus and it has been removed, repaired or quarantined. I never open them, just delete them out of my system.

Norton makes a backup of the file and says that it can be deleted whenever I am sure that I don't need it or if my system is working well without it. I cannot identify the files. Here are some of the files and extensions Norton is reporting:

(body dec. ) ( body.scr ) (data.txt) (details.zip) (disco.zip) (doc.pif)
(doc.scr) (file.scr) (talk.pif) (party.zip) (www.flashcard.co.)(photosalbum.scr) (readme.pif)

:tazz: I thought that I could just delete these files since they were incoming emails that contained a virus and/or file that I did not ask for or want. A complete scan indicates that I don't have any viruses on my computer.

Is it safe to just delete the backups?

I would sure appreciate any info on how to handle these backups

Thanks in advance.

Ginny
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