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> 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
> 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
> that might access the Internet.
> Also, If anyone receives mail entitled; PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete
> WITHOUT reading it!! This is a warning for all Internet users -there is
> dangerous virus propagating across the Internet through an e-mail
> 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
> 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
> YOUR mailbox!
> This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to
> the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your in box, and who's mail is
> 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
> Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as you
> it! And pass this message along to all of your friends, relatives and
> other readers of the news groups and mailing lists which you are on so
> 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
> DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get that says: "Returned
> Unable to Deliver"
> This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render
> 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
> Please Be Careful, And forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P.
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