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Tips on Containing ‘Love Bug’ Virus

May 4, 2000

Tips on containing the ``Love Bug″ virus:

_If you see ``ILOVEYOU″ in the subject line of your e-mail, do not open the attachment, ``LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs.″ Security experts at Carnegie Mellon University warn that users of Microsoft Outlook e-mail program and a product called Windows Scripting Host may activate the virus by simply previewing the message. Deleting the message may not be enough. Disabling active scripting in Internet Explorer and their e-mail program may help.

_Install anti-virus software, if you haven’t already done so, and check with manufacturers’ Web sites for any updates they may post to kill the virus.

_Network administrators should filter and delete incoming mail with ``ILOVEYOU″ in the subject line and ``LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs″ as an attachment name.

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On the Net:

CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University: http://www.cert.org

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