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re: FYI (VIRUS WARNING FROM INFOMATIQUE!)

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:55:40 -0700


=46YI: It's another attachment type virus .

Becky

>>From: WilliamM
>>Date: 28 Apr 97 23:27:09
>>To: sbrdel
>>Subject: VIRUS WARNING FROM INFOMATIQUE!
>>
>>INFOMATIQUE=EDS UPDATE
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>>AOL4FREE is a no longer a hoax
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>>The AOL4FREE Trojan horse can arrive in your inbox as an attached file,
>>or infect your system from a floppy disk that contains the program.
>>Nothing happens until you double-click on the attachment or program to
>>launch it - and then the trouble begins, as the Trojan horse infiltrates
>>your root directory to execute a "DELTREE *.*" command, which wipes out
>>all the files on your hard drive as a window pops up, telling you the
>>files are being deleted. To add insult to injury, a message appears
>>after your drive has been trashed, taunting, "YOUR COMPUTER HAS JUST
>>BEEN F**KED BY *VP* F**K YOU AOL-LAMER."
>>
>>If you accidentally execute the program and see the window pop up press
>>Control-C immediately, which will allow some files to be recovered.
>>Though the Trojan horse is only three lines of code - 993 bytes - it's
>>devilishly effective. Antivirus programs will NOT recognize the deadly
>>Trojan horse.
>>
>>If you are interested in obtaining further information relating to Virus
>>Prevention and Detection you should visit
>>http://infomatique.iol.ie:8080/WINVIRUS2.HTM and
>>http://infomatique.iol.ie:8080/winvirus.htm. If you wish to download
>>software you should visit
>>http://infomatique.iol.ie/SOFTWARE/PUBLISH/so000012.htm
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