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(Fwd) RE: URGENT – Virus Alert

6th December 2002

Dear Members,

One of our members requested information on protecting his computer from viruses. Please see below for a suite of FREE anti-virus software for both English and Russian installations of Windows and Mac OS.

FOR WINDOWS:

English Language:

AVG Antivirus (with free updates)
download: http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_downl.htm
homepage: www.grisoft.com

Russian Language:

ADinf Anti-Virus (free 16-bit edition)
download: ftp://ftp.adinf.com/dsav/russian/adinf/adinf.zip
homepage: www.adinf.com

There is a better retail version of Russian anti-virus software available from: www.avp.ru but this is NOT FREE.

FOR MAC OS:

Free AntiVirus for Macs:
http://www.defyne.org/agax/

EMAIL:

(Quoting from one of our members)
> You also might consider changing to a different email programme. Eudora is
> very secure where viruses are concerned: http://www.eudora.com/. To
> “Russify” the programme, go to http://www.infoukes.com/ and download the
> Cyrillic script for free. Instructions are also available how to change
> Eudora to use Cyrillic script http://www.infoukes.com/fonts/

BUGBEAR VIRUS:

If you are still having problems deleting this virus (it affects Microsoft Outlook (and Outlook Express) on versions of Windows), please either download AVG Antivirus from www.grisoft.com (details above) or download the specialist Bugbear removal tool from:
> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/FxBgbear.exe
This virus emails everybody in your address book and send itself to them. It is imperative that you have some form of antivirus running full time and keep it up to date.

For any other operating systems or queries, please do not hesitate to contact: the webmaster

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