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Re: Virus

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(Courtesy of http://www.kumite.com/myths/

"Which of these things is not like the others?

1.Win a Holiday computer virus alert
2.Returned/Unable To Deliver computer virus alert
3.Join the Crew computer virus alert
4.Word.Concept computer virus alert
5.Penpal Greetings computer virus alert

Answer: (4). The Word.Concept virus is real. The rest are
hoaxes designed to frighten you. Don't panic about a virus
alert -- especially if you receive the alert on April Fool's Day.
Visit http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html and
http://www.kumite.com/myths for more information about
computer virus hoaxes.
If a specific hoax plagues your organization, insert it in place of another
alert in this list."

In a message dated 98-10-16 16:07:17 EDT, you write:

<< Thanks for the warning. I am sending it on.
 On Thu, 15 Oct 1998 23:35:34 -0400 John Hummel <jcherie@epix.net> writes:
 > If you receive an e-mail titled "WIN A HOLIDAY" do not open
 >it, it will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward
 >this letter out to
 >as many people as you can.  This is a new, very malicious
 >virus and not
 >many People know about it.  This information was announced
 >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 any 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 precautionary measures and forward this to
 >all your on-line friends.
 >Kimberly J. Griggs
 >Accounting Manager
 >Gateway Systems Corporation
 >4660 S.Hagadorn, Suite 110
 >East Lansing, Mich. >>
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