George R Stilwell, Jr.
grsjr at JUNO.COM
Fri Aug 22 15:41:25 CEST 1997
Here is a new virus warning I just received:
This information was received this morning from IBM, please share it with
anyone that might access the Internet: If anyone receives e-mail
"PENPAL GREETINGS!" please delete it WITHOUT READING IT!! This is a
warning for all Internet users there is a dangerous
virus propagating across the Internet through an e-mail message
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 the letter, it is too late. The "Trojan
horse" virus will have already infected the boot sector of your hard
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 whose e-mail address is present in 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 whose 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 worldwide!!!!
Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" AS SOON AS YOU
IT! Pass this message along to all of your friends and other readers of
news groups and mailing lists which you are on so that they are not hurt
this dangerous virus!!!!
Please pass this along to anyone you care for you know so this can be
A few hours ago, Someone opened an E-mail that had the subject
heading of ao4free.com. Within seconds of opening it, a window appeared
began to display all files that were being deleted. The user immediately
shut down the computer, but it was too late. This virus wiped all out.
ate the Anti-Virus Software that comes with the Windows '95 Program along
with F-Prot AVS. Neither was able to detect it. Please be careful and
this to as many people as possible, so maybe this new virus can be
<salvia at nr.infi.net>
Notice the two different subject headings. [ao4free.com] and [PENPAL
I'm not sure if there are two virus or two subject headings with the same
<GRSJr at Juno.com>
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