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Fwd: Virus News. Please pass it on!
- To: "Ligfietsen" <nlhpv-mail at ffshq.IAEhv.nl>
- Subject: Fwd: Virus News. Please pass it on!
- From: b.j.dirkson at student.utwente.nl
- Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 09:49:15 +0000
- Organization: De Dierenwinkel
- References: <322BFF1B.25CA at mail.student.utwente.nl>
- Reply-To: "Ligfietsen" <nlhpv-mail at ffshq.IAEhv.nl>
- Sender: ligfiets at ffshq.IAEhv.nl
Kreeg deze mail vandaag en dacht: ik stuur het hier ook naartoe, omdat
het virus via zo'n lijst als deze snel om zich heen kan grijpen.
>Please read the following, I just got the mail today
PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE. IT CONCERNS TWO VIRUSES MAKING THE ROUNDS ON
THE INTERNET. AS CC:MAIL IS LINKED TO PEOPLE USING THE INTERNET, IT DOES
1> Good Times
There is a computer virus that is 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
It has a virus that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything
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 whoevers 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.
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