Fwd: virus alert
From: Mpaiss (Mpaissaol.com)
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 18:43:52 -0600 (MDT)
I'm sharing this with all of you.  I recieved it today and felt it was
important to all.

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Item    7163982                         10-Sept-96        15:01PDT
From:   HYDE                            Hyde, Roby
To:     JANICE [at] AGGROUP.COM@INTERNET#    Gateway to Internet/BITNET/UUCP
        X2372                           Hoffman, Mel,VCA
        SCOTT1                          Scott, Brian
        RKUBOTA                         Kubota, Rich
        NET.DUDE                        Brooks, Kevin (Tech Comm)
        LOVELL.P                        Peter Lovell,GEIS
        LOGULLO                         Logullo, Jeff
        HOREN                           Horen, Bob
        GARRIGAN                        Garrigan, David
        FOSTER.BILL                     Foster, Bill
        DETROYE1                        DeTroye, John
        BROWNELL1                       Brownell, Andy

Sub:    Re: New Virus Warning!
To All:

The "Good Times Virus" alert is renewed!!

The "good times" virus is actually an email message itself which continues to
forwarded around the Net.
A real virus cannot be transmitted via ASCII text email.
  Please Read On!
>New computer viruses are being sent across the Internet.
>If you receive an email message with the subject line "Good Times", DO
>NOT read the message, DELETE it immediately.  Please read the
>messages below.
>Some miscreant is sending email under the title "Good Times"
>nationwide, if you get anything like  this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE!
>It has a virus that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating  anything on
>Please be careful and forward this mail to anyone you care about!
>The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of
>major importance to any regular user of the Internet.  Apparently, a new
>computer virus has been engineered by a user of AMERICA ON LINE
>that is unparalleled in its destructive capability. Other more
>well-known viruses such as "Stoned",  "Airwolf" and "Michaelangelo" pale in
>comparison to the prospects of this newest creation by a warped mentality.
>What  makes this virus so terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that  no
>program needs to be exchanged for a new computer to be infected. It can be
>spread through the existing email systems of the Internet.
>Once a computer is infected, one of several things can happen.
>If the computer contains a hard drive, that will most likely be
>destroyed.  If the program is not stopped, the computer's processor will be
>placed in an nth-complexity infinite binary loop - which can severely damage
>the processor if left running that way too long.
>Unfortunately, most novice computer users will not realize what is
>happening until it is far too late. Luckily, there is one sure means of
>detecting what is now known as the "Good Times" virus. It always
>travels to new computers the same way in a text email message with
>the subject line reading "Good Times".
>Avoiding infection is easy, once the file has been received, simply by
>NOT READING IT! The act of loading the file into the mail server's ASCII
>buffer causes the "Good Times" mainline  program to initialize and
>The program is highly intelligent - it will send copies of itself to
>everyone whose email address is contained in a receive-mail file or a sent-
>mail file, if it can find one. It  will then proceed to trash the computer
>it is running on.
>The bottom line is: if you receive a file with the subject line "Good
>Times", delete it immediately! DO NOT READ IT!  Rest assured that
>whoever's name was on the "From" line was surely struck by the virus.
>Warn your friends and local system users of this newest threat to the
>Internet! It could save them a lot of time and money.
>Subject:  New and Dangerous Virus For your information ...
>We work closely with the military and received this message from a
>very reliable source in DC this morning.
>A NEW Trojan Horse Virus has emerged on the internet with the  name
>PKZIP300.ZIP, so named as to give the impression that this  file is a new
>version of the PKZIP software used to "ZIP"  (compress) files.
>DO NOT DOWNLOAD this file under any circumstances!!! If you  install or
>expand this file, the virus WILL wipe your hard disk clean and affect
>modems at 14.4 and higher. This is an extremely destructive virus and
>there is NOT yet a way of cleaning up this one.

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