It must be the season for computer viruses, only last week I had downloaded an infected file which destroyed all Office & JPG & ZIP files on my harddrives, without my virusscanners (AVG and F-Prot) noticing it.
When I tried to open those files, they all showed just one word: Bye.
I had to go through the ordeal of spending many hours of installing an image over the C: drive, and trying to salvage some of the files, and then I have not mentioned the amount of work I lost thanks to not saving it on some CD.
So, you have my sympathy. May those who write the viruses have a permanent virus installed in their bowels.
By the way Kip, there is one program for screening email that I can recommend, it\'s called MailWasher . It lets you preview messages in text mode, so that, although it is unformatted, you can read it; this way no virus can get through. It\'s quite good, it even has a bounce option which sends an email back to the sender letting him/her know that the mail could not be delivered. It\'s a nice way of fighting spammers.