Virus warnings floating around
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 19:37:01 -0400
I have received variations of this virus warning from a number of sources.
Is anyone able to confirm that this is valid or is it the latest version of
a chain letter with no purpose?
Ross McConnell Ross_McConnell@Compuserve.Com
Phone: 02 6296 5796 Fax: 02 6296 1225
Subject: IMPORTANT - NEW COMPUTER VIRUS WARNING
>> A few hours ago, Someone opened an E-mail that had the subject
>> of ao4free.com
>> Within seconds of opening it, a window appeared and began to displ=
>> all files that were being deleted.
>> The user immediately shut down the computer, but it was too late.=
>> This virus wiped all out. It ate the Anti-Virus Software that com=
>> with the Windows '95 Program along with F-Prot AVS.
>> Neither was able to detect it.
>> Please be careful and send this to as many people as possible, so
>> maybe this new virus can be eliminated.
>> Please pass this on,...........to anyone you know
>> This information was received this morning from IBM, please share =
>> with anyone that might access the Internet mail system.
>> If anyone receives e-mail entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" please dele=
>> it WITHOUT READING IT!! This is a warning for all Internet mail
>> - there is a dangerous virus propagating across the Internet throu=
>> 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 the letter, it is=
>> The "trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot secto=
>> 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 whose e-mail address is
>> in YOUR mailbox!
>> This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential t=
>> DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your IN BOX, and=
>> whose mail is in their in box and so on.
>> If this virus keeps getting passed, it has the potential to do a
>> deal of damage to computer networks worldwide!!!!