Virus

Subject: Virus
From: Howard Rauch <techxfr -at- LAKEFIELD -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 23:58:29 -0700

Received the following from an independent not on this list;

WARNING ! ! ! ! ! !

If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO NOT OPEN IT ! It will
erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this letter out to as many
people
you can.....this is a new virus and not many people know about it! This
information was received this morning from IBM, please share it with
anyone
that might access the Internet.

Also, If anyone receives mail entitled; PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete
it
WITHOUT reading it!! This is a warning for all Internet users -there is
a
dangerous virus propagating across the Internet through 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 pen pal, but by the time you read this letter, it is too
late. The "Trojan Horse" virus will have already infected the boot
sector
of 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 who's e-mail address is present
in
YOUR mailbox!

This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to
DESTROY
the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your in box, and who's mail is
in
their in box and so on. If this virus keeps getting passed, it has the
potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE to computer networks
worldwide!!!!

Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as you
see
it! And pass this message along to all of your friends, relatives and
the
other readers of the news groups and mailing lists which you are on so
that
they are not hurt by this dangerous virus !!!!

Please pass this along to everyone you know so this can be stopped.

PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!!!

WARNING !!! There is a new virus going around in the last couple of
days!!!

DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get 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 says this. AOL has said
this is a very dangerous virus, and there is NO remedy for it at this
time.
Please Be Careful, And forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P.


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