The Chernobyl virus is an older virus that we've had around for a
while and most virus protection systems have had time to counter it.
The reason you might have seem interest in this virus pop up recently
is the virus is set up like a timer, waiting for a particular date to
go off (remember the michelangelo(sp?) virus years ago that was set to
go off on the painter's birthday?). That date was recent for Chernobyl
- April 26th. Since we have passed that date and you are still writing
to us on the listserv, you probably don't have it and am safe from till next
From: Scurfield [scurfield]
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 9:29 PM
Subject: Chernobyl virus?
What have you heard about the Chernobyl virus? It sounds like a real
bad one. How can we protect ourselves from it?--Marcia