Re virus warning

Dr. Christoph Grevelding greveld at rz.uni-duesseldorf.de
Wed Apr 24 03:09:18 EST 1996


Dear schisto members,
I like to forward the following message to you concerning my computer alert.
Sincerely, Christoph Grevelding 

In message <v01510100ad9d3387625d@[131.111.39.135]> Terry Stewart writes:
> Dear Dr.Christoph G.Grevelding
> Thanks for the virus warning, but according to symantec antivirus research
> centre (http://www.symantec.com/avcentre/g.html the good times virus is a
> hoax.  This is what they say about it;
> ***************************************************************
> 
> Good Times (e-mail)
> 
> Aliases: none
> 
> Known Strains: Hoax
> 
> Infection Length: Hoax
> 
> Area of Infection: Hoax
> 
> Likelihood: Hoax
> 
> Region Reported: Worldwide, Internet, E-Mail
> 
> Keys: Hoax
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Technical Notes:
> 
> This virus is a complete hoax. There is currently no virus that has these
> abilities. This messages was written by a couple of pranksters on AOL some
> years ago. Since then, it has traveled the Internet e-mail system spreading
> fear wherever it crops up. The message is just convincing enough that
> uninformed MIS personnel and government agencies will spread the news to all
> of their users. Needless to say, it has propagated well over the years.
> 
> Several times a year, our AV Research Center receives calls or e-mail
> regarding this virus. It crops up most often around the major holidays when
> e-mail and letter mail usage is highest.
> 
>         Thanks
>                 Terry Stewart
> 
> Dr Terry Stewart
> University of Cambridge
> Department of Pathology
> Tennis Court Road
> Cambridge CB2 1QP
> United Kingdom
> 
> Tel.            (01223) 333 339
> Fax.            (01223) 353 492 
> 
> 


Dr.Christoph G.Grevelding
Genetische Parasitologie des
Instituts fuer Genetik der
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet
40225 Duesseldorf
Germany
Tel.: 49-211-81-13070
Fax : 49-211-81-12333
Fax : 49-211-81-12279
e-mail: Christoph.Grevelding at uni-duesseldorf.de




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