Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,
In the past week the first Y2K related viruses started to appear. These viruses are Y2K related because they disguise themselves as a Y2K fix, or they trigger events when the computer is first booted after the January 1 2000 date, thus giving users the impression that whatever happens is the result of the so called Y2K bug, instead of a virus.
Experts think that the number of viruses to be released before the end of this year will reach between 500 - 1000.
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself. To begin with, stop opening files attached to emails, even (because of the Melissa-like viruses) when that email comes from someone you know!
Make it clear to your friends, and if you really need to share documents or other files, send an advanced notice from what you are going to send them next.
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