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New Virus?

Postby Kevin Mackie » Mon Aug 23, 1999 1:39 pm

i just got this message, not confirmed as yet.
> Subject: Virus Warning
> A new virus is out - WOBBLER.
> So just in case you do not know about it yet, please read what it says
> below:
> It will arrive in an e-mail titled "CALIFORNIA".
> IBM and AOL have announced that it is VERY powerful, more so than
> Melissa, there is no remedy.
> It will EAT all your information on the hard drive and also destroys
> Netscape, Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
> Do not open anything with this title and please pass this message on
> to all your contacts and anyone who uses your e-mail facility.
> Not many people seem to know about this yet, so propagate it as fast
> as possible!

Kevin Mackie
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New Virus?

Postby Dakkon » Mon Aug 23, 1999 3:42 pm

Hello Kevin,
Virus hoaxes are common nowadays.
If the mail didn't come from C.E.R.T. or Central Command or another Virus research center I'd put money on it being a hoax.
You can check it out by going to one of these address:
Central Command
If they don't have it or know about it I'd say it's a hoax and don't worry.
Plus common sense prevails, I don't EXECUTE files I get in email unless they are from someone I know and trust. Then before they are EXECUTED thye are scanned with 2 virus scanners. Opening a zip file will not infect your computer you have to run or execute the program. like I said common sense prevails I don't know you, you send me a mail with a attachment I delete it end of story. Same thing for melissa types I see a name I know but the subject line is not normal for you I scan it then talk to you and ask you if you sent me a file before I touch it. Little things like that keep you safe.
Take care,

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