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Message: [IAC-L:379] Re: Fwd: URGENT VIRUS ALERT+READ THIS NOW=SERIOUS
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From: Dan Rossi <drossi at eskimo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 02:06:26 UTC
Oh yeah, I've been attacked by this virus myself. After it downloaded itself it erased my hard drive. It then called all my friends using my modem and erased all their drives. Then it set my house on fire, stole my car, after it ran around town wreaking havoc it traced my credit card activity, located me at a hotel and it has now attacked me. I ... am just .... barely ...... able to type ...ewoiusdjfka;opzxc874315jhkdjwioerujuizxpvyiawer4 This is a HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only viral contamination of this type of "email" virus is that I had to pass through 23 screens of headers to find out which hoax it actually was. The only way a virus can be passed via email is if it is an attached executable file. So if you don't want to get a virus via email don't download and run a suspect executable file. If it looks particularly interesting you can download it and run a virus scanner on it before you execute it. There are several other virus hoaxes out there. The "goodtimes" virus. The "penpal greetings" virus. The "congratulations" virus. Hmm, I think those are the bigies. Don't keep forwarding this alert to all your friends. You're just wasting bandwidth if you do. Later. Blue Skies Dan Rossi drossi at eskimo.com