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Re: another virus

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ELENI53
Sat, 7 Dec 1996 18:57:47 -0500


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Subject: Virus Alert
>Importance: High
>
>If anyone receives mail entitled: PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete it
>WITHOUT reading it. Below is a little explanation of the message, and
>what it would do to your PC if you were to read the message. If you have
>any questions or concerns please contact SAF-IA Info Office on 697-5059.
>
>This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous virus
>propogating across the internet through an e-mail message entitled
>"PENPAL GREETINGS!". DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "PENPAL
>GREETINGS!"
>
>This message appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you are
>interested in a penpal, but by the time you read this letter, it is too
>late. The "trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot
>sector of your hard drive, destroying all of the data present. It is a
>self-replicating virus, and once the message is read, it will
>AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone who's e-mail address is
>present in YOUR mailbox! This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and
>holds the potential to DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in
>your inbox, and who's mail is in their inbox, and so on. If this virus
>remains unchecked, it has the potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE to
>computer networks worldwide!!!!
>
>Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as you
>see it! And pass this message along to all of your friends and
>relatives, and the other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists
>which you are on, so that they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!!!! >>

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