VIRUS ALLERT


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Отправитель: VladNo, October 14, 1998, 15:51:19:

В ответ на: VIRUS ALLERT (отправитель: VladNo, October 14, 1998, 15:48:55):

Fra http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
BUDDYLST.ZIP
Aliases: Hoax
Infection length: Hoax
Area of infection: Hoax
Likelihood: Hoax
Region reported: Online
Characteristics: Hoax
Target platform: Hoax
Trigger date: Hoax
Description:
BUDDYLST.ZIP is not a virus. It is a hoax. The "virus" does not exist.
There
is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to
BUDDYLST.ZIP.
It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced computer users.
The hoax message includes the following "warning" in several forms:
Form 1
Yesterday a friend of mine called and told me about something that happened
to him. He opened his E-mail and this BUDDYLST.ZIP was there. When he
opened
it his computer crashed and when he tried to re-boot he had lost
everything!
It was a Virus that os being passed around...........BEWARE!
Please forward to as many people as you can so no one will get hurt. These
people need to be stopped. Don't download anything form "buddylst.zip" or
you will lose all your files.
Form 2
A computer virus is going around! It is called BUDDYLST.ZIP! Do not
download
or some jerk from the internet will get your screen name and password!
Please send this to any names you can think of and remember never download
BUDDYLST.ZIP
Form 3
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/inform 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
you on-line friends ASAP.
Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not pass
on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves
only to further propagate it.





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