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Virus alert -- more information, including self-protection procedure

Raytheon's IT department today published the following warning and instructions:

A malicious e-mail message containing a virus is affecting the e-mail

     Please delete any messages with the subject:
       *  Here you have ;)
       *  Here you go ;)
       *  Here you are ;)

     DO NOT VIEW, LAUNCH, OR DETACH the following attachment:

       *  AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs

     Delete any message with these subjects or this attachment immediately.
     By opening this attachment, you may cause serious damage to your

     Lotus Notes users, to delete the message do the following:
        1.  In your e-mail inbox, verify that you do not have the
            Message Preview pane open, i.e., you do not see the
            text contents when you highlight the message in the inbox.
        2.  Disable the Message Preview pane from the Menu bar.
        3.  Highlight the message with the attachment
        4.  Click on the Delete button.
        5.  Press the F9 key on your keyboard.
        6.  When prompted to verify deletion, select  "Yes."

End of notice from IT.

If there is some way to disable visual basic from running, that would help too.