VIRUS WARNING

bruce w. ritchings bwr at icbr.ifas.ufl.edu
Mon Dec 30 19:56:37 EST 1996


Dear  Molecular Types,
	This is serious business--please read.  Bruce Ritchings,
University of Florida
	 The following message comes from our sysop at the University
of Florida:

This warning was just passed to me concerning an email virus.
Please read.
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IN CASE YOU HADN'T HEARD...

If anyone receives mail entitled: PENPAL GREETINGS! please
delete it  WITHOUT reading it.  Below is a little explanation
of the message, and what it would do to your PC if you were 
to read the message.

This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous virus
propogating 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 penpal, 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 inbox, and who's mail is in their inbox, and so on. If this virus
remains unchecked, ithas 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 and
relatives, and the other readers of the newsgroupsand mailing lists
which you are on, so that they are not hurt by this dangerous
virus!!!!








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