Virus Scanning Service
Viruses can be costly. They are
one of the biggest security risks on the Internet today.
Infection can lead to corruption & loss of files, backdoor
access to your computer, or even require a complete format of your
drive. Email worm-type viruses can infect your computer. A system
infected with an email worm-type virus will automatically email the
virus to many other people and might even email your personal files
along with the virus!
For $5/mo. per email address, KansasNet offers an Email Virus Protection service. If you subscribe to KansasNet's Email Virus Protection service, each time our virus scanner detects a virus in mail sent to your @kansas.net* address, our system will automatically block that message from being delivered to your inbox on our server. What this means is that when you download your email from our mail server, each message should be virus-free, so you won't have to worry about getting a virus through your KansasNet email.**.
This service is available to all KansasNet
customers for only $5/mo. per email inbox to be scanned. If
you would like to upgrade your account to include the Email Virus
Protection service, please contact us.
Note that a computer infected with an email
worm-type virus will nearly always forge (or spoof) the sender
address on the virus-infected emails which it automatically sends
out to other people. Basically, if you receive a virus-infected
email, don't be mislead and think that it was actually sent by the
address shown as the "From:" address, because that address
was very likely forged by the virus-infected computer which sent the
message to you.
Feel safe opening your mail for less than 17 cents a day.
KansasNet Email Virus Protection service is also available for email
addresses and inboxes @ other domains which KansasNet hosts.
** Disclaimer: Please note that when a new virus is unleashed onto the internet, there is always a window of time in which internet users across the world are vulnerable to the new virus threat until the antivirus security companies release new virus definitions allowing their antivirus software to detect and block the new virus. During this window of time, even KansasNet's Email Virus Scan software may not reliably detect *new* virus-infected emails for which the Antivirus security companies have not yet released virus-definitions in order for our antivirus software to be able to block the *new* virus. Always be careful which emails you choose to open and the general rule of thumb is to immediately delete any emails you receive for which you do not recognize the sender, or any emails with a suspicious subject line. Also, you should never open any attachments unless you are expecting those attachments. Note that even if you have KansasNet's Email Virus Protection service, it is very important that you keep up-to-date antivirus software running on your computer at all times.