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|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. Matt --------------------- Forwarded message: Subj: Fwd: virus alert Date: 96-09-27 01:17:28 EDT From: AKozimbo To: Bdvis,103020.3612 [at] compuserve.com To: Bricknellc,ejberg [at] ix.netcom.com To: htalan [at] sfsu.edu,juliop [at] sonic.net To: Mpaiss,mnathanson [at] igc.org To: nanlouise [at] igc.apc.org To: olawlor [at] cruzio.com To: rustybrg [at] ix.netcom.com To: rupdegraff [at] intevac.com To: zunes [at] usfca.edu To: cybunny [at] u.washington.edu,Annls To: WillForest,Polyestah To: sdavis [at] housing.ucsc.edu --------------------- Forwarded message: Subj: Fwd: virus alert Date: 96-09-21 00:12:52 EDT From: INPSYT To: AKozimbo --------------------- Forwarded message: Subj: Fwd: virus alert Date: 96-09-17 01:17:33 EDT From: JoeSilvera To: INPSYT,Growplaces,MacWacker To: noele.darosa [at] mtv.gtegsc.com To: av842 [at] lafn.org,SPENCEMAN1 To: StephFord --------------------- Forwarded message: From: brian_riggs [at] lantimes.com To: joesilvera [at] aol.com, rsriggs [at] aol.com, stone_collonge [at] pointcast.com Date: 96-09-10 20:24:35 EDT 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 be 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 >it. > >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 >execute. > >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 ... > >DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED PKZIP300 REGARDLESS OF THE EXTENSION! >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. > >REPEAT: DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED PKZIP300 REGARDLESS OF THE EXTENSION. >
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