Possible virus with Ooutlook Express

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Grenge

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I recieved an e-mail yesterday and when I had a look at it all my e-mails in my inbox had been deleted. :mad:
Could this be an e-mail virus i recieved? The e-mail was from McAfee but I didn't read it, as soon as I saw it I deleted it. The funny thing is that all the e-mails in my Inbox were deleted but I have other folders in my infox with other mail that is still there.
I use eTrust EZ Antivurus and I downloaded the latest update yesterday before this happened and it didn't detect anything when I did a full scan.

Also since most of these e-mail viruses seem to affect OE I have been thinking of getting a different e-mail program. Anyone know of any good e-mail programs that are easy to use? I have tried Eudora but that would be a bit complicated for my wife. We need something simple like OE.

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Grenge
 

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Don't open attachments

One of the best ways to prevent virus infections is not to open attachments (click on paperclip icons (the lower larger one) or double-click the subject lines and choose 'Open'), especially when dangerous viruses are being actively circulated. Even if the e-mail is from a known source, be careful. A few viruses take the mailing lists from an infected computer and send out new messages with its destructive payload attached. Always scan the attached files first for viruses. Unless it's a file or an image you are expecting, delete it, twice.

The Right-Click Scan Method

Always click the lower paperclip icon of any e-mail with a small or large paperclip icon indicating an attachment is present; choose 'save to disk'; Navigate to where the attachment was saved; Right-click the attachment and choose 'Scan with (your anti-virus). If the attachment is infected right-click it and choose Delete. Delete the asssociated e-mail from the Inbox and then the Deleted Items folder.
 
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