6.2 Protecting yourself against hoaxes
Hoax messages are usually received via work colleagues, family or friends. You may also see them if you are on mailing lists or you read messages on newsgroups.
You should ask yourself the following questions:
Do I know the sender?
Is the sender a virus expert?
Should I check with my antivirus company?
You should always carry out the last point on this list before acting on any message you receive about malicious software.