Re: FW: AOL Virus warning
Tim Parris (parris@PIPSC.Ca)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 23:11:48 -0400 (EDT)
This is another varient of the "Good Times" virus hoax still traveling
around. The problem is not a virus, but they ran a program without
checking what it does.
If you don't run software received in email (email handlers don't do
this automatically, unless YOU set them up in that fashion) you won't
I personally don't run anything I receive through email.
Tim Parris also firstname.lastname@example.org
201-318 Lorry Greenberg Dr. Ottawa, ON CANADA
Phone Numbers: Weekdays 6pm-8am & Weekends - (613) 797-7923
On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, eagle911 wrote:
> From: Bob Shockley[SMTP:rshockley@JUNO.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, 16 April, 1997 5:29 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ARROW-L
> Subject: AOL Virus warning
> I just picked this up from my company E-Mail, and thought I would forward
> it along.
> Bob Shockley
> HERE IS A MESSAGE FROM AN AOL USER THAT WAS WIPED OUT BECAUSE OF A VIRUS:
> Anyone who receives this must sent it to as many people as you can.
> It is essential that this problem be reconciled as soon as possible.
> A few
> hours ago, I opened an E-mail that had the subject heading of
> Within seconds of opening it, a window appeared and began to display
> my files that were being deleted. I immediately shut down my
> but it was too late. This virus wiped me out. It ate the Anti-Virus
> Software that comes with the Windows '95 Program along with F-Prot
> was able to detect it. Please be careful and send this to as many
> possible, so maybe this new virus can be eliminated.
> DON'T OPEN E-MAIL NOTING "AOL4FREE"