: Anti-Spam Software
Ashampoo Mail Virus Blocker 1.02
the names Melissa, I Love You, Love Bug or AnnaKournikova
ring any bells for you? They are all viruses malicious
programs that can and do damage data and computer configurations
and they have all infected the machines of millions of
users over the last couple of years. And these are just
a few of the more famous ones. There are literally thousands
more, and they are causing expensive damage on computers
all over the world, every day.
What all these viruses have in common is that they are
spread as "e-mail attachments" files sent together with
the actual e-mail message, usually identified by a paper
clip symbol or something similar. Just receiving an attachment
isn't dangerous, but if you execute it, which means running
it like a program, it can basically do anything it wants.
Many e-mail clients like Microsoft Outlook Express don't
provide you with optimum protection to make sure that
this doesn't happen. They allow you to run attachments
immediately just by clicking on them, and sometimes attachments
will even be run automatically as soon as they are received.
This program gives you effective protection
by identifying and blocking potentially dangerous attachments
before they are received by your e-mail program. Depending
on the settings you choose, Ashampoo Mail Virus Blocker
will either delete the mail containing the attachment
or it will rename the attachments. Renaming attachments
makes them harmless, because it is then no longer possible
to execute them by clicking on them.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows
NT, Windows 2000 ,Windows XP
RAM and disk
Less than 5 MB are required for the program
files on your hard disk.