Common Sense Guide
Welcome to the
guide! Here you'll find clear information about viruses in general. The aim of
writing the documents presented here has been to provide a common sense guide
to how viruses are transmitted over the Internet, and also to provide a
reference for those trying to decide whether a virus warning e-mail is a hoax.
It is written in language which is not over-technical, i.e. the average user
should understand it.
to the guide would be welcome, as well as your queries on viruses and feedback
on what you think should be changed/added. Any inaccuracies presented here are
my fault, and I would be pleased if anyone finding any would contact me to
notify me of them. Please read the disclaimer in the Notes section, and also
provided you show that you are in agreement with both of these documents.
I hope you find the guide useful and informative: if you like it, please
recommend it to your friends or link to it, to help more people know about
viruses, and to prevent people spreading hoax warnings.
To e-mail me, see my contact
and send along any queries or comments
Advice on Viruses
Viruses (& Hoaxes)
A brief synopsis
of what they are, and what they are capable of. Visual Basic macros are
currently some of the most powerful and widespread viruses.
If you use
Microsoft Word 95 or later, this is a must read.
warnings" get forwarded around the net... However: which ones are true,
and which are just hoaxes?
Find out what
viruses can actually spread to your computer from e-mails.
There are many
things you can do to avoid having the problems of a virus on your computer
Here is some
general advice on virus prevention, mostly to do with the Internet.
Here are a few
notes on the documents that are on this site, and those that are downloadable.
Also, please read
the disclaimer here: it involves limitation of liability on my part on your
usage of the information provided here.
links to different virus checker software companies, other information on
viruses, and sites which provide up to date information on viruses which are