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    HELP! what do I do, someone is targeting my outlook express?
    Every day when I check my emails someone has sent me a virus, always the same one, but different people W32.klez.H@mm.
    What did I do to deserve this? nothing that I know of. Is it harmful?

    Thanks heaps for any help.

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    Klez is the most prevelant virus on the net and is dangerous.
    Unfortunately Outlook and it's appauling security is the main target for spreading viruses. It allows easy access to the address book by hackers.

    My advice is get rid of outlook and use Incredimail. Incredimail allows you to easily check email on the server before you download it. You can delete suspicious emails from the server.
    Also having an anti virus program and/or Zone Alarm running will stop

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    whoozhe,
    thanks for the reply.I am running Nortons and Zone Alarm. The Nortons quarantines it then I delete it. Is this how I should deal with it?
    Should I be concerned about the people in my address book receiving it? What should my security settings be for ZA.
    Thanks again from susieQ

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    I hear that Outlook Express 6 is immune to Klez.

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    Nothing is imune to klez as it alters it's filesize and name.
    As with Norton yes deleting the Quarantined file is what is needed. You may need to reinstall the program that had the infected file.
    One problem running Norton and Zone Alarm is do not have both set to check email as this will cause a conflict.