You've seen the ads for computer deals that seem too good to be true. Maybe they are.
First, though, a word about the latest virus going around. It's been hassling computer users for several weeks, but lately it seems to be hitting it's stride.
'Several variations of this virus out there, but almost all of them have letters that spell KLEZ.
Like other viruses lately, KLEZ takes advantage of security holes in Microsoft's Outlook and Outlook Express programs. If you're not up-to-date, it will disable common anti-virus software, and then it replicates to other names in your address book, sending out scads of infected e-mail as an attachment. And in KLEZ, there's something else -- a hidden payload.
Payload in this sense is really a time bomb. On the 6th day of each odd-numbered month -- excluding January and July -- this virus will write over many of your more important files with a lot of zeroes. 'Just another reason why you'll want to watch for the KLEZ virus.
To prevent an attack, upgrade your anti-virus software once a week, or even daily. Don't read your e-mail in Outlook with preview pane. Be wary of any attachments to e-mails you get, and fix the vulnerability in Outlook with a Microsoft Patch available on their website.
Now, on to the great deals you may have seen on TV advertising cutting-edge computer systems at hard-to-believe prices. Let's look at the deal being offered on the web-site AsSeenOnTV.com.