Posts tagged “virus”

An Existential Crisis

An Existential Crisis

A terrifying podcast on research, science, and disaster

How to Open Outlook Attachments

A friend of mine sent me a link to an iTunes song he thought I’d like. Of course I was unable to open it because it came delivered as an attachment. (Cue scary music.) Microsoft thinks that I can’t possibly be trusted to not open some flesh-eating virus, so by default Outlook blocks everything. It’s

AmericanGreetings Valentine Virus

If you get an email with the subject line “Valentine’s Day eCard !” that looks like it came from AmericanGreetings <>, it’s most likely a virus. I’m not even going to take a chance by clicking the link. The link appears to be to the domain, but if you hover your mouse over it

Protect Yourself

Here is a must-read: 7 ways to protect your home PC link via What’s On It For Me?


“Imagine a computer game in which you follow all the rules, but your characters still die, because someone has introduced a virus into the game. Not only that, but the person who invented the game is the one who is distributing the virus.”

Code Red Virus

Hi! You have no idea who I am, but I have this file here that I thought you could double-click for me to install a virus on your computer that I would like your advice on. Thanks, me

Foot-and-Mouth Believed to Be First

Foot-and-Mouth Believed to Be First Virus Unable to Spread through Microsoft Outlook! “Researchers Shocked to Finally Find Virus That Email App Doesn’t Like”


It’s been over a month since I got infected by Anna. Hopefully the InoculateIT software I just downloaded will finally fix up Budweiser … [Update: It worked! I highly recommend this free anti-virus software.]

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