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Lesson Plans


Re: another virus *not*

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 10:42:34 -0700


If you have any questions about any virus please check:

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These folks specialize in anti-virus software and they would offer
software. (g)

They also belong to a consortium which monitors and names new viruses.
They have

a search feacture on their page which allows you to check the virus by
common

name.

Becky Alexander

Porterville, Ca.

><<<<

> 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!!!! >>