Phil Yates wrote: >My work eMail has now been down for three days, because of this Virus. Of >course, most of the Company is Windows based, and for the first 36 hours we >even lost our main File Servers. > >The only people that carried on working (albeit without eMail) were the Mac >community. > >I may be missing something, but what kind of eMail / Operating system lets a >VB Script become active, even when it's not an executable attachment ? If >this isn't the biggest indictment of MicroSoft and its dreadful software, I >don't know what is. > >And of course, the whole world now has a copy of the ILoveYou VB Script, so >we can expect more of the same. > >Disgustedly, > >Phil. Phil, As a network administrator I am glad we use Macs and I chuckled when I was e-mailed the virus from my Wintel counterpart at corporate. Eudora very nicely-- and harmlessly-- saved the attachment as a .exe file on my desktop (where I choose to save attachments). But we Mac users can't be too self-righteous. The Autostart Worm has repeatedly infiltrated our Mac systems (our off-site users reinfect us with Zip disks carrying the worm) because by default the QuickTime control panel allows CDs to autostart when inserted-- hence the name of the worm. Two weeks ago it paralyzed my Mac-powered RIP front end on an ECRM imagesetter. In this case, it was the MacOS at fault by allowing an app to launch via a default system setting. Hint: If you see network traffic arrows working in the far upper left corner of you screen when there should be no network traffic, and/or your system has unexpected slowed down with miscellaneous crashes, scan for the Autostart Worm. At any rate, it appears that the MicroSloth dynasty is nearing its end. Ken p.s. I still love Excel. Nothing out there even close.