No. But .SCR files are *always* virii, just like .PIF files, .COM, .LNK,
.VBS, etc. No-one meaning any good sends those files, really. .EXE's can
be given the benefit of the doubt when they come from someone you know,
but still be *very* wary and suspicous about it. ZIP files containing
.EXE's: same story, also be very wary. I have received several virii
like that (or perhaps it was just one and the same). Generally just
don't execute anything executable you get by email, and *especially* not
Anyways, it's weird Norton didn't detect anything bad about it. Are you
sure its virus definitions are up to date? Or it could be a new type of
virus which Norton has not yet listed.
Be aware that even using an Antivirus doesn't make you 100% safe.
Because what if I decided to make a virus, which is new to Norton so it
won't detect it, and I spread it by making a mass mailing to the Usenet
(say, with the topic "american idol cat fight *** "). In that case,
it will take a few hours or so for Norton to get updated, and perhaps a
day before their update finally arrives on your computer. Plenty of time
to get infected.
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