Re: [GRRN] Fw: Virus warning ............

Catherine A Wilt (
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 11:14:27 -0400 (EDT)

Sorry for being off-topic, but I thought I might save others some
time/trouble regarding the virus alert that was sent out this morning (I
had already received two other messages about it!). According to Net
Associates and Dr. Solomon's, the "Wobbler" virus is a hoax.

If you ever have a question about whether a virus is real, there are
several respectable sites on-line that post updates on real viruses and
virus hoaxes. The one that I usually check is at,
under their virus central section. They have lots of great info on known
computer viruses and how to stop or recover from them. On hoaxes, they
even list sample virus warning language that is likely to get sent out. We
get a lot of virus warnings here at Univ. of TN (some very real and others
not so real), so we've just started checking on all of the notices we

Take care--Cat Wilt

Catherine A. Wilt, Sr. Research Associate
Energy, Environment and Resources Center
311 Conference Center Bldg.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4134
ph: 423-974-4251
fx: 423-974-1838

>On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Maurice M. Sampson II wrote:
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: GKR []
>>>>Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 10:18 PM
>>>>To: David Hughes
>>>>Subject: Virus warning ............
>>>>> A new virus - WOBBLER
>>>>> It will arrive on E-mail titled "CALIFORNIA".
>>>>> IBM and AOL have announced that it is VERY powerful, more so than
>>>>> Melissa, there is no remedy. It will EAT all your information on
>>>>>the hard
>>>>> drive and also destroys Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
>>>>> Explorer.
>>>>> Do not open anything with this title and please pass this
>>>>>message on to all your contacts and anyone who uses your e-mail
>>>>>facility. Not
>>>>>many people seem to know about this yet, so propagate it as fast as
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