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Subject: (Fwd) (Fwd) VIRUSES -- IMPORTANT PLEASE R

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>From: mleys@gesg.vub.ac.be (mark leys)
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>__________________________________
>>Subject: VIRUSES -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY
>>Author: Admin POSTIL00 at POSTIL00
>>Date: 25/10/95 11:45 AM
>>
>>
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>> Subject: VIRUSES -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY
>>
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>>
>> There is a computer virus that is being sent across the
Internet.
>> If you receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good
Times",
>> DO NOT read the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read
the
>> messages below.
>> Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the subject title "good
times"
>> nation-wide.
>> 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--I
>> have. WARNING!!!!!!!!!: INTERNET VIRUS
>>
>> 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
Online
>> 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 e-mail 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 e-mail message with the subject line reading simply
"Good
>> Times". Avoiding infection is easy once the file has been
received
>> in 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 e-mail
>> address is contained in a received-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 here 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.
>>
>>**************************************
>>Dr David Farrell David.Farrell@man.ac.uk
>>University of Government Tel. +161 275 4902
>>Department of Government Fax. +161 275 4925
>>Manchester M13 9PL
>>
>>************************************************** ********************

>>Dr Ian Holliday Ian.Holliday@man.ac.uk
>>Department of Government Tel +44 161 275 4888
>>University of Manchester Fax +44 161 275 4925
>>Manchester M13 9PL, UK
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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