De hele VS is op dit moment in de ban van dat leuke nieuwe virus/worm geval Melissa. Op Coolinfo zag ik een stukje staan over hoe je jezelf ertegen kan beschermen:
Although Melissa is one of the most "successful" viruses ever, you don't have to be a victim. Melissa messages come with a subject header that starts "Important Message From," followed by a name. The name may be a familiar one to you, especially if it pulled your address from a computer of a friend or business associate. The message text says, "Here is the document you asked for ... don't show anyone else ;-)."
If you open the attachment, your PC will be infected. If you delete it, you're safe. And if you don't use Microsoft Word 97 (or the prerelease version of Word 2000), breath a sigh of relief: Melissa can't infect your computer. If you use Word 97 or Word 2000, but don't use Microsoft Outlook, Melissa can't grab your e-mail addresses and propagate itself. But it can still infect your computer, and while it doesn't appear to do more than send out more such messages, its other potential effects aren't completely understood yet.
Whether you have antivirus software on your PC, you can disable automatic macro execution in Word 97. Select Tools, Options, General and make sure the "macro virus protection" box is checked. All major antivirus software companies have updates that handle Melissa. If you are running antivirus software, you should update it immediately.
If you don't have antivirus software, consider downloading the free trial software offered by many companies. To make sure that your PC hasn't been infected by Melissa, go the Trend Micro's HouseCall site.