Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: WARNING ABOUT Attached Files and VIRUS (off topic)
WARNING ABOUT Attached Files and VIRUS (off topic)
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 10:24:09 EST
PLEASE be careful. Do not accept any file named HAPPY99.exe. This is a
worm program and will mess up your mail and other functions on your computer.
Twice it has been sent to me and luckily my antivirus program, Norton
Antivirus, has recognized it and refused it. This is no hoax, much has been
said about it on the radio. Most recently I heard about it on WGN radio in
Chicago. It has caused problems on another mailing list I belong to as well.
IF you do download it delete HAPPY99.exe without opening it and you should
be able to avoid it's problems. I am sending this to the list as the latest
attempt to send me this came from this list. I sent a copy of this directly
to the person who sent it to the list and will provide the list owners the
name/E-mail address if they wish it.
PLEASE practice safe computer usage so you do not lose anything important.
Seems like computing, First Aid and something else all require Universal
Precautions. It makes me long for the good old days.
The above is my opinion only and is not intended to reflect the opinions of my
employer, family, coworkers or any other sentient being on this or any other