Potential Problems with E-mail Valentines

By: Shane Symolon Email
By: Shane Symolon Email

Many people are hoping to open e-mail's from that special someone Thursday, but the FBI is warning that viruses and other malware could be waiting in your inbox.

Local computer experts say that virus writers often choose Valentine's Day, because people are expecting to get something and aren't being as careful with their clicking.

They suggest using common sense to avoid trouble and not opening any e-mail that doesn't look like it is from a familiar person.

"If they download something large onto their computer, they should avoid doing that. They should cancel out of it, because a Valentine's card is not installing a program on your computer," says Ian MaCrae, E.N. Computers in Fishersville.

Experts also say to make sure your virus protection software is up-to-date.

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