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Re: [GreenYes] Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Virus Warning! !!URGENT!!
Greetings:

Northern Lights produces a series of fairly well done Special Collections on
various topics - they did one for viruses which can be found at the
following address:

http://special.northernlight.com/compvirus/

Note the news item link about the development of a virus that can hide in
PDF files!  I never ceased to be amazed at the high degree of ingenuity,
creativity and sheer persistence that is invested in what can be best
described as malicious pursuits.

Roger M. Guttentag
610-584-8836
rgutten@concentric.net

----- Original Message -----
From: GW K <simplyorganic@yahoo.com>
To: Mark Barron <mbarron8@hotmail.com>; <RobbieLB@aol.com>;
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Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Virus Warning! !!URGENT!!


> To all,
>
> Remember to be careful with everything you
> read...check it out.....Below is the web page on the
> Mcafee website that describes this as a "Hoax"
>
> http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=98893&;
>
>
> "Educate yourself and trust your instincts"
>
> Glen
>
>
> --- Mark Barron <mbarron8@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > just in case...
> >
> >
> > WORST EVER VIRUS (CNN announced)
> > >PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST
> > !!
> > >
> > >A new virus has just been discovered that has been
> > classified by
> > >Microsoft as the most destructive ever! This virus
> > was discovered
> > >yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine
> > >has yet been developed. This virus simply destroys
> > Sector Zero
> > >from the hard disk, where vital information for its
> > functioning
> > >are stored.
> > >This virus acts in the following manner: It sends
> > itself
> > >automatically to all contacts on your list with the
> > title "A
> > >Virtual Card for You." As soon as the supposed
> > virtual card is
> > >opened, the computer freezes so that the user has
> > to reboot. When
> > >the ctrl+alt+del keys or the
> > >reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector
> > Zero, thus
> > >permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in
> > just a few
> > >hours
> > >this virus caused panic in New York, according to
> > news broadcast
> > >by CNN. This alert was received by an employee of
> > Microsoft
> > >itself. So don't open any mails with subject: "A
> > Virtual Card for
> > >You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it.
> > Please pass this
> > >mail to all of your friends. Forward this to
> > everyone in your
> > >address book.
> > >I would rather receive this 25 times than not at
> > all. Also: Intel
> > >announced that a new and very destructive virus was
> > discovered
> > >recently.
> > >If you receive an email called "An Internet Flower
> > For You," do
> > >not
> > >open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes
> > all dynamic link
> > >libraries (.dll files) from your computer. Your
> > computer will not
> > >be able to boot up !!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> _________________________________________________________________
> > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at
> > http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp
> >
>
> > ATTACHMENT part 2 message/rfc822
> > From: "Amanda Adams" <manda_lynn22@hotmail.com>
> > To: alexmarie3@hotmail.com, bdc8@hotmail.com,
> > rma_md@hotmail.com,
> > GTKappes@aol.com, hmf131@psu.edu, jeni@shasta.com,
> > katiemae224@hotmail.com, hyprish@hotmail.com,
> > kieraa@hotmail.com, hppybug@hotmail.com,
> > lizceleste@yahoo.com,
> > adamsfamily@shasta.com, nlgidget@hotmail.com,
> > robdob_7@hotmail.com, ryanharr@hotmail.com,
> > buzzy_28@hotmail.com, whitsr86@hotmail.com
> > Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 19:08:25 -0700
> > Subject: Fwd: Virus Warning! !!URGENT!!
> >
> >
> > >
> > >Today, I have been warned through reliable
> > channels, The US Air Force, that
> > >an new and supremely destructive virus has been
> > found.  Here is what I
> > >received:
> > >
> > >WORST EVER VIRUS (CNN announced)
> > >PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST
> > !!
> > >
> > >A new virus has just been discovered that has been
> > classified by
> > >Microsoft as the most destructive ever! This virus
> > was discovered
> > >yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine
> > >has yet been developed. This virus simply destroys
> > Sector Zero
> > >from the hard disk, where vital information for its
> > functioning
> > >are stored.
> > >This virus acts in the following manner: It sends
> > itself
> > >automatically to all contacts on your list with the
> > title "A
> > >Virtual Card for You." As soon as the supposed
> > virtual card is
> > >opened, the computer freezes so that the user has
> > to reboot. When
> > >the ctrl+alt+del keys or the
> > >reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector
> > Zero, thus
> > >permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in
> > just a few
> > >hours
> > >this virus caused panic in New York, according to
> > news broadcast
> > >by CNN. This alert was received by an employee of
> > Microsoft
> > >itself. So don't open any mails with subject: "A
> > Virtual Card for
> > >You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it.
> > Please pass this
> > >mail to all of your friends. Forward this to
> > everyone in your
> > >address book.
> > >I would rather receive this 25 times than not at
> > all. Also: Intel
> > >announced that a new and very destructive virus was
> > discovered
> > >recently.
> > >If you receive an email called "An Internet Flower
> > For You," do
> > >not
> > >open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes
> > all dynamic link
> > >libraries (.dll files) from your computer. Your
> > computer will not
> > >be able to boot up !!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> _________________________________________________________________
> > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at
> > http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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