If you get an Email with a subject of: fwd: Joke and it has an attachment of Very Funny.vbs DO NOT OPEN IT!! DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY It is a version of the LoveBug Virus and will do some major damage to your Files as well as send the virus to everyone in your Outlook Address book.
It was sent to Me and I am in the process of repair.
No, I use Eudora for Email Luckily or it could have been sent to Thousands of people including you all (Did you check?)
My Outlook Address Book was empty so I don't think it spread anywhere from Me. But I definately got it! Lost all .jpg pictures for one and who knows what got done to the registry. My Local copy of the Web is trashed.
I better get some Coffee It's gonna Be a long night!
My wife and I have stopped opening any attachment that isn't a .jpg, .mov, or .gif unless we knew it was coming. Especially wary of .exe and .zip files that even come from people we know.
I got Troj_Hybris.dll once, but caught it in time. ("Hey! Where's the picture?...Oh Crap!") Got it again, but recognized the email and deleted it at once, then ran a virus scan. (I use http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_pcc.asp which is always updated with the latest virus detection and cures...)
Scott35 has some horror stories too I think...
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI