Seascout-Net Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: [Fwd: Fwd: warning Budweiser Frog virus]
Re: [Fwd: Fwd: warning Budweiser Frog virus]
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 22:00:17 EST
In a message dated 2/3/99 11:20:22 AM Eastern Standard Time,
PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY - VERY IMPORTANT
Someone is sending out a very desirable screen-saver,
the Budweiser Frogs - BUDDYLST.ZIP. If you download
it, you will lose everything!!! Your hard drive will crash
and someone from the Internet will get your screen name
and password! DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES!!! IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION
YESTERDAY, AS FAR AS WE KNOW. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE
THIS MESSAGE. This is a new, very malicious virus and not
many people know about it. This information was announced
yesterday morning from Microsoft. Please share it with
everyone that might access the Internet.
Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address
book so that this may be stopped.
Also do not open or even look at any mail that says
"RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER". This virus
will attach itself to your computer components and render
them useless. Immediately delete mail items that say this.
AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that
there is NO remedy for it at this time. Please practice
cautionary measures and forward this to all your on-line
friends ASAP. >>
Thanks for the warning, but this is more than likely a Chain Letter Hoax. All
it does is clog up the Internet by asking you "to forward this to all your on-
line friends ASAP."
For more information on Chain letters and Hoaxes go to the DOE CIAC Home Page:
CIAC warns, "The Internet is constantly being flooded with information about
computer viruses and Trojans. However, interspersed among real virus notices
are computer virus hoaxes. While these hoaxes do not infect systems, they are
still time consuming and costly to handle. At CIAC, we find that we are
spending much more time de-bunking hoaxes than handling real virus incidents."
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