Tips on Containing 'Love Bug' Virus
The Associated Press
May. 04, 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.
On the Net:
CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University: http://www.cert.org