Re: Virus alert


Subject: Re: Virus alert
From: Neil Wiernik (naw@techno.ca)
Date: Thu Jul 29 1999 - 18:37:04 EDT


This is yet another bogus virus alert.
I wrok tecj support and I am told about every virus that comes donw the pipe.
A clue to the fact that it is bogus is the comand line for reformate is
very different in both PC and MAC OS's. Just a reminder to everyone out
there do not fall victim to such spam.
Unless you hear it froma reliable source in most of your cases a news
source DO NOT BELIVE IT! THese are mostly someones idea of a sick chain
letter type of joke.

Neil....

At 12:05 AM 7/30/99 +0100, you wrote:
>Who knows? Now you heard.
>;= ) Per. DK.
>
>> > > >> Subject: FW: Virus Alert! ! ! ! ! !
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >> "WARNING"!:
>> > > >> If you receive an email with a file called "California",
>do
>>not
>> > > >> open
>> > > >> the file. The file contains the WOBBLER virus. This information
>
>was
>> > > >> announced
>> > > >> yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very
>>dangerous
>> > > >> virus,
>> > > >> much worse than "Melissa", and that there is NO remedy for it
>at
>>this
>> > > >> time.
>> > > >> Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat
>>function
>> > > >> from
>> > > >> Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents
>on
>>the
>> > hard
>> > > >> drive. It has desighned to work with
>> > > >> Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys
>
>> > Macintosh
>> > > >> and
>> > > >> IBM compatible computers. This is a new, very malicious virus
>and
>>not
>> > > >> many
>> > > >> people know about it. Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in
>your
>> > > >> address
>> > > >> book and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so
>that
>> > this
>> > > >> threat may be stopped.
>> > > >>
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > ----------------------- Internet Header
>>--------------------------------
>> > > Sender: xdesign@cit.be
>> > > Received: from thorium.uunet.be (thorium.uunet.be [194.7.15.88])
>> > > by hpamgaad.compuserve.com (8.8.8/8.8.8/HP-1.5) with ESMTP id
>IAA03318
>> > > for <HERVEYRAYMOND@compuserve.com>; Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:59:40
>-0400
>>(EDT)
>> > > Received: from [194.7.147.211] (pool02b-194-7-147-211.uunet.be
>> > > [194.7.147.211])
>> > > by thorium.uunet.be (8.9.1/8.9.1) with ESMTP id OAA02406;
>> > > Thu, 15 Jul 1999 14:59:36 +0200 (CEST)
>> > > Message-Id: <199907151259.OAA02406@thorium.uunet.be>
>> > > X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express Macintosh Edition - 4.5 (0410)
>
>> > > Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 15:01:50 +0100
>> > > Subject: FW: Virus alert
>> > > From: "Geert Bollen, X-design" <xdesign@cit.be>
>> > > To: imce <info@imce.cit.be>,
>> > > "Hervey T. Raymond" <HERVEYRAYMOND@compuserve.com>
>> > > Mime-version: 1.0
>> > > X-Priority: 1
>> > > Content-type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"
>> > > Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>
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