I use Outlook
Express too and if you update it to all the latest versions it does not open the
Klez attachments. I get a dozen of them a week or more and it has only
opened three of them so far. I also have Norton Anti-Virus (last
year's edition) which will catch any that do open before they can infect the
computer. It immediately caught and quarantined the three that did open, which
were apparently some new variant that can open itself despite the latest Outlook
upgrades. I don't feel I have anything to worry about with these two programs,
as long as I keep them up to date.
The Klez virus
has a cute little trick which changes the address in the "From" line to a
random selection from the infected computer's address book. If a
virus seems to have come from someone, the only person you can be sure it
DIDN'T come from is the person who appears to have sent it.
The problem is I use Outlook Express and it opens everything whether I
want it to or not. The only alternate I can figure is to view everything
on web mail from my provider where I can either open or delete.
Gee, it had been a whole week since anyone sent me Klez. I hate it
when I go to Norton every morning before I dare to get mail and see it taunt
me with how brief a time I've been virus free.