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

Brown, Rebecca (
Fri, 06 Aug 1999 08:37:00 -0700

Hello. Thanks for the warning.I would like to share something from our
information systems specialist. The message about this "virus" has been going
around for awhile, along with other warnings so he sent out this message. I
hope it will be helpful for all of you.


On top of the viruses that are spreading like wildfire around the country are
another type of nuisance know as "virus hoaxes". Their intent is to propage
themselves by generating extra
e-mails to be sent around warning against a virus that doesn't really exist.
The perpretator usually gets a few laughs when they receive e-mails back
them about a hoax they started in the first place.

The particular virus, wobbler, that is discussed in the original e-mail is one
of these virus hoaxes. Please be careful when receiving notices of new viruses
that you don't get caught in the trap. Normally what I do when I receive a new
notice is check things out with a reputable authority on viruses to see if the
warning is valid. My favorite one is the SARC Virus Information Center which
can be accessed on the Internet at the following address:

Thanks for the help,
Gus Bush
City of Woodland Information Systems Manager

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Subject: [GRRN] Fw: Virus warning ............
Author: "Maurice M. Sampson II" <>
Date: 8/6/99 7:20 AM

From: Maurice M. Sampson II
Date: Fri, Aug 6, 1999 7:20 AM
Subject: [GRRN] Fw: Virus warning ............
To: greenyes; multiple recipients of

>>-----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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